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Harry Prince Farrar Family

                                                            Arkansas City.
[Note: Early newspaper accounts showed that the middle name of H. P. Farrar was “Pearce.” Larry Rhodes recently informed me this is not correct. His middle name was “Prince.” MAW Feb. 9, 2002.]
Kansas 1875 Census Creswell Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                       age  sex color   Place/birth Where from
H. P. Farrar               23    m    w        Maine           Maine
C. H. Farrar              21    m    w        Maine           Maine
                                                     NEWSPAPER ITEMS.
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1874.
The Board of County commissioners met in Clerk’s office. All present.
Farrar, Houghton & Sherburne, supplies for pauper Welch, rejected. Endorsed that Cowley County does not feel able to sustain this family any longer.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1874.
Last Wednesday we were favored with a call from Mr. Houghton of the firm of Farrar, Houghton & Sherburne of Arkansas City, and Mr. Davidson of Wellington. Mr. Houghton had been having a troublesome tooth operated upon by the dentist, but was as sociable as ever. Mr. Davidson reports considerable excitement at Wellington over the coal question.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1874.
The following is a list of the bills allowed by the board of County Commissioners at their meeting commencing on the 18th day of May A. D. 1874.
                                 Farrar, Houghton, & Sherburne,  pauper bill: $36.50
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1874.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the September term of the District Court, Cowley County, Kansas, to be held on and from the 28th, inst., and have been placed upon the Trial Docket in the following order.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
                                                  H. P. Farrar vs. Ida Fredrick.
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1875.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the March term, A. D., 1875, of the District Court of Cowley County, to be holden on and from the 22nd day, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                              No. 417. Farrar, Houghton, et al, vs. Martin Hammond.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1875.
Disposition of cases in the District Court up to Wednesday night.
                 417. Farrar, Houghton, et al, vs. Martin Hammond, judgment for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, July 29, 1875.
W. H. Walker, Will Mowry, and H. P. Farrar all visited the county seat since our last issue.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
                                   TO THE VOTERS OF COWLEY COUNTY.

This is to certify that we, whose names are hereto sub­scribed, do most heartily recommend for our next County Treasurer, FRANK GALLOTTI, who has for the last year and a half faithfully and satisfactorily performed the duties of said office while acting in the capacity of Deputy; and we do hereby further certify that his character during that time has been such as to fully entitle him to the recommendation. The records of said office kept by him, bears ample testimony of his capability and efficiency. We consider him well qualified to fulfill the duties of said office, and therefore cheerfully recommend him to the voters of Cowley County as well worth of their cordial support, and who, if elected, will most faithfully and systematically perform the duties of said office.
                                One of those who signed above petition: H. P. Farrar.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 26, 1876.   
                                              A. A. NEWMAN, PRESIDENT.
                                           W. M. SLEETH, VICE PRESIDENT.
                                                  H. P. FARRAR, CASHIER.
Does a General Banking Business. Interest Allowed on Time Deposits. Domestic and Foreign Exchange Bought and Sold. School Bonds a Specialty.
Collections promptly attended to.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 26, 1876.
                                                       Cowley County Bank.
The annual meeting of the Stockholders will be held at the banking rooms on Tuesday, February 8, 1876, at 3 o’clock p.m. H. P. FARRAR, Secretary.
Arkansas City, January 8, 1876.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 9, 1876.
At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Cowley County Bank yesterday W. M. Sleeth, T. H. McLaughlin, R. C. Haywood, H. O. Meigs, and A. A. Newman were elected Directors for the year: A. A. Newman, President; W. M. Sleeth, Vice President; H. P. Farrar, Cashier and Secretary.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1876. Front Page.
Full Report of All the Business Transacted by the Board of County Commissioners Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, April 10, 11, and 12.
                                               COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE,
                                         WINFIELD, KANSAS, April 10, 1876.
Board met in regular session. Present, R. F. Burden, W. M. Sleeth, Commissioners; A. J. Pyburn, County Attorney, and M. G. Troup, County Clerk. Journal of last regular session read and adopted.
Be it remembered that on this 11th day of April, 1876, the Board have appointed James McDermott, of Dexter Township, and H. P. Farrar, of Creswell Township, a committee to assist the Probate Judge to count the funds in the hands of the County Treasurer at the end of the first quarter of 1876.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 31, 1876.

H. P. Farrar went to Kansas City this week on business.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 28, 1876.
H. P. FARRAR let the contract for his house last week to Embry & Parker. It is to be 20 x 26 feet, and erected on the lot just south of A. A. Newman’s. The builders do all the work and turn over the key ready for occupancy.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 23, 1876.
We met R. C. Haywood and H. P. Farrar at Wichita last week, on their way East. Mr. Haywood goes to Maine and Mr. Farrar as far as Illinois.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1876.
H. P. FARRAR has returned.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 6, 1876.
A meeting was called to form a Hayes and Wheeler club on Friday evening, September 1, at E. B. Kager’s office. Wm. Sleeth was chosen chairman of the meeting. On motion S. P. Channell was elected President of the club; C. M. Scott, Vice President; C. R. Mitchell, Secretary; I. H. Bonsall, Corresponding Secretary; W. S. Hunt, Treasurer.
Wm. Sleeth, E. R. Thompson, and H. P. Farrar were appointed as committee on constitution and by laws.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 27, 1876.
S. P. CHANNELL and H. P. FARRAR had a mash up in their buggy, as they left town Thursday evening, to attend the steamboat meeting at Theaker’s.
The particulars of Channell and Farrar’s accident was something like the following: They started out about dark, and going down the slope near Dr. Leonard’s, the king bolt of the buggy broke, letting the fore wheels from under the front, and throwing the occupants on their heads to the ground. Mr. Channell had one rib broken, and Mr. Farrar was bruised. Silas Ward was riding horseback a short distance ahead, and when the horses were running, could not get out of the way quick enough, and was struck in the back with the buggy pole, and landed on his head. His horse then jumped in a post hole; and it, too, elevat­ed its heels in the air. For a second, three men and one horse were wrong end up and in a bad condition, but finally all settled down with no serious injury, except Mr. Channell, who probably laughed more at the fun than all the rest.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 25, 1876.
A needle was taken from the shoulder of Mr. Farrar’s child last week by Dr. Hughes.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 8, 1876.
MR. FARRAR, of Phillips, Maine, father of H. P. Farrar, intends spending the winter here to escape the cold, chilly winds of December, of his native State.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 8, 1876.
                                                            LAND SALES.
Within the past few weeks, the following sales of real estate have been made.
                          H. P. Farrar to Wm. Cowgill, house and lot in Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 22, 1876.
Mrs. Foss, of Portland, Maine, mother of Mrs. Farrar, arrived by stage Monday night. She will spend part of the winter here.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 13, 1876.
                                                          SUPPER TABLE.
Mrs. S. B. Fleming, Mrs. Dr. Kellogg, Mrs. O. P. Houghton, Mrs. W. S. Ela, Mrs. L. McLaughlin, Mrs. T. O. Bird, Mrs. B. W. Sherburne, Mrs. E. Parker, Mrs. M. Marshall, Mrs. W. B. Skinner, Mrs. T. H. McArthur, Mrs. M. Peede, Mrs. Hartsock, Mrs. Anna Guthrie, H. P. Farrar, J. I. Mitchell, C. R. Sipes.
Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Prof. Bacon, Mrs. A. A. Newman, W. D. Mowry.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 20, 1876.
                                                    MASONIC OFFICERS.
The following persons were elected and appointed officers of Crescent Lodge, No. 138, at their last regular meeting, held at the Lodge room in Benedict’s Hall, Saturday evening, December 16, 1876.
Worshipful Master: Clinton Robert Mitchell.
Senior Warden: Kendall Frank Smith.
Junior Warden: James Benedict.
Treasurer: Charles Raymond Sipes.
Secretary: Harry Prince Farrar.
Tyler: Rudolph Theodore Hoffmaster.
Senior Deacon: Cyrus McNeely Scott.
Junior Deacon: James Irvin Mitchell.
Senior Stewart: Sewell Peasley Channell.
Junior Stewart: Henry Bear Pruden.
Public installation will be conferred on the parties elect­ed, at the First Presbyterian Church, on St. John’s Day, (Wednesday, December 27th), at 7 o’clock p.m. Members of the order are especially invited to be present. After installation, refreshments will be served. Tickets to supper, 75 cents each.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 28, 1877.
MR. FARRAR, father of H. P. Farrar, returned to his home in Phillips, Maine, yesterday.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 28, 1877.
The cornerstone of the new Methodist Church will be laid with Masonic ceremonies on Friday, March 2nd, at 4 o’clock p.m. All Masons in good standing are invited to be present and assist in the ceremony. Members of the order will please meet at the Hall at one o’clock.
                                                   H. P. FARRAR, Secretary.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1877.
The election of city officers took place last Monday, quietly and peaceably, with the following result.
Mayor: Dr. Kellogg.
Police Judge: Jas. Christian.
Councilmen: James Benedict, H. P. Farrar, James I. Mitchell, H. Godehard, I. H. Bonsall.

There was another ticket in the field, composed of Wm. Sleeth for Mayor, Judge Christian for Police Judge, and A. A. Newman, O. P. Houghton, E. D. Eddy, J. A. Loomis, and J. T. Shepard, for Councilmen; but as one was composed of, or was generally understood to be “license” men, the issue was made “license” and “anti-license,” and the vote stood 70 for the former and 41 for the latter. Both tickets were composed of the best men of the community.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1877.
In the race for Mayor last Monday, H. D. Kellogg received 72 votes, Major Sleeth 40, and Rev. Thompson 1.
For Police Judge, James Christian received 112 votes, and Rev. David Thompson 1.
For Councilmen, Jas. Benedict received 72, H. P. Farrar 72, Jas. I. Mitchell 72, H. Godehard 71, I. H. Bonsall 71, A. A. Newman 40, O. P. Houghton 40, E. D. Eddy 40, J. A. Loomis 40, Dr. J. T. Shepard 40, Rev. Wingar 1, Rev. Swarts 1, Rev. Will York 1, L. C. Norton 1, J. C. Topliff 3, Sherb Hunt 1.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1877.
The City Council met and organized last Saturday. Wm. Sleeth was appointed Treasurer and I. H. Bonsall City Clerk. No Marshal or Street Commissioner was appointed. The officers are: Mayor, H. D. Kellogg; Police Judge, Jas. Christian; Councilmen: James Benedict, H. P. Farrar, J. I. Mitchell, H. Godehard, and I. H. Bonsall.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1877.
Council met in regular session, at the office of I. H. Bonsall, Monday, May 75h, James Benedict acting Mayor; J. I. Mitchell, H. P. Farrar, H. Godehard, I. H. Bonsall, Councilmen.
Judge Christian reported on his trip to Winfield to redeem city lots sold for taxes, but not paying all taxes due, they were not redeemed.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1877.
A few days since, Pearl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Farrar, took a vial of ammonia from a stand in the room and drank a part of its contents. Her screams soon brought her mother to her, and Dr. Kellogg was sent for. She is now out of danger, but suffering terribly from the effects of it, as her lips and throat are badly burned.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877.
The following committees have been chosen by the Ladies’ Sewing Society for their Thanksgiving Festival.
                                                 DRAMATIC COMMITTEE.
Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Miss Gertrude Lockley, Dr. Williams, W. D. Mowry, H. M. Bacon.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1877.
                                   TWENTY-SIX BUILDINGS UNDER WAY.
A BUILDING ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED A FEW WEEKS AGO, and entered into by twelve parties, agreeing to build a house each. Since then fourteen more have declared their intention to build. The original twelve were:
S. P. Channell, W. M. Sleeth, A. A. Newman, L. H. Gardner, O. P. Houghton, Gardner Mott, H. P. Farrar, Silas Parker, J. L. Huey, C. R. Sipes, R. C. Haywood, James Wilson.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 5, 1877.

The Thanksgiving festival last Thursday evening was a decided success, in spite of the extreme cold weather. During the entire afternoon ladies and gentlemen worked with a will—the latter endeavoring to make the room comfortable for the expected crowd in the evening, while the former manipulated great loads of pies, cakes, turkeys, and toothsome delicacies with that graceful ease and dexterity that only the ladies of Arkansas City possess. By six o’clock the edibles were bountifully spread upon tastefully arranged tables, and everything else in “apple-pie order.” It is needless to say the supper gave satisfaction—all suppers do, when the consumers have an appetite sharpened by long expec­tation, and when the articles for consumption are prepared by our ladies. After supper the stage was cleared, and the audience treated to a delightful rendition of the farce entitled “The Two Buzzards,” by J. H. Sherburne, H. M. Bacon, W. D. Mowry, Miss Lockley, and Mrs. Farrar. These ladies and gentlemen deserve great credit for their perseverance in perfecting their respec­tive parts, and for the admirable manner in which the play was rendered—there being no delays or prompting throughout the entire performance. The total receipts amounted to about eighty dollars, which will be devoted to church uses. The ladies of the Presbyterian Society desire to express their thanks to the many outside parties who generously contributed their time and labor for the advancement of the Society’s interests.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 19, 1877.
The following persons were elected officers for the ensuing year, of Crescent Lodge No. 133, A. F. and A. M., at their hall in Newman’s block, on Saturday evening, Dec. 15.
Worshipful Master: Clinton Robert Mitchell.
Senior Warden: Orin C. Smith.
Junior Warden: Sewell Peasley Channell.
Treasurer: Charles R. Sipes.
Secretary: Isaac H. Bonsall.
Tyler: Steven C. Wintin.
The following officers were appointed by the Worshipful Master, on Tuesday evening following.
Senior Deacon: James Benedict.
Junior Deacon: Harry Prince Farrar.
Senior Stewart: Henry Bear Pruden.
Junior Stewart: William J. Stewart.
Note: I have no idea who “Jim Farrar” is. First mention of him...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1878.
JIM FARRAR has gone.
Name not given of brother. Turns out later to be “Fred Farrar.”
Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1878.
A brother of H. P. Farrar is visiting this place.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
              K. F. Smith and wife to H. P. Farrar, lot 12, block 79, Arkansas City, $100.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1878.
The election of city officers took place last Monday with the following result.

COUNCILMEN: J. T. SHEPARD, 63; WM. SPEERS, 59; THOS. BERRY, 63; C. R. SIPES, 58; I. H. BONSALL, 61; S. P. CHANNELL, 40; A. A. NEWMAN, 37; H. P. FARRAR, 37; E. D. EDDY, 37; T. H. McLAUGHLIN, 40.
                                                 Total number of votes cast: 98.
It is generally supposed that the officers elected will favor granting a saloon license on a proper petition.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 18, 1878. Front Page.
The Cowley County Bank is a safe and reliable institution, presided over by Major Wm. Sleeth, with Capt. H. P. Farrar, as Cashier.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 24, 1878.
LOST. The day of the Masonic festival, a solid silver spoon, with the letter F engraved on it. Please return, if found, to Mrs. Farrar.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 22, 1878.
H. P. FARRAR and JAMES HUEY returned from Wichita last Sunday. They report eight cases of small pox in the city—two cases at the Tremont House, where they both stopped. Proper attention is being paid to it, and there is but little chance of the disease.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 22, 1878.
During the past week some ten of our leading businessmen’s wives have gone east and north to spend the summer: Mrs. O. P. Houghton, Mrs. J. L. Huey, Mrs. R. C. Haywood, Mrs. A. A. Newman, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mrs. M. Rexford, Mrs. David Thompson, Mrs. Ed. Thompson, Mrs. Wm. Sleeth, Mrs. S. P. Channell.
Winfield Courier, May 30, 1878.
                                                REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
                                             For the week ending May 27, 1878.
Lyman Curnis [?Curtis] and wife to H. P. Farrar, lots 22 and 23, block 80, Arkansas City; $200.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 12, 1878.
                           List of Advertising Business Houses of Arkansas City.
                   Cowley County Bank: W. M. Sleeth, President; H. P. Farrar, Cashier.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 10, 1878.
H. P. FARRAR and S. P. CHANNELL started for the East last Saturday morning—Mr. Farrar for the State of Maine, and Mr. Channell for the province of Canada. They expect to return in a couple of months, with their families.
Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.
                                                   That Trip on the Aunt Sally.”

We “let off” our surplus patriotism on the Fourth by going to Arkansas City and taking a ride on the “Aunt Sally” beneath the classic shades of the “raging Walnut.” The said “Aunt Sally” is not exactly like the Sound steamers that ply between Fall River and New York. We did not see the elegant staterooms, dining-hall, furniture, and such; but she paddled along just as well as though arrayed in gay plumage. The passengers stood up on deck and sweltered in the heat; taking two or three small showers for variety; then the whistle made most unearthly screams and the band played patriotic airs. The boat was manned by Channell, Sleeth, Swarts, Farrar, Mowry, and many others of the old sailors of Arkansas City. Many Winfield ladies and gentlemen were on board with us, exhibiting more enthusiasm, we thought, than did our “seaport” friends. When we returned to the landing, Bonsall was on hand with his camera to take a picture of the boat and its passengers, but we shall never believe he got a good picture until he furnishes us with a copy. When that infernal whistle shrieked, it was with difficulty that we prevented our unsophisticated Winfielders from following the example of the Indians down the river by jumping off and wading ashore. Troup jumped about 18 feet, Harris 14, Baird 12, Bliss 10, McMullen & Lemmon 3, Hudson 2. The rest of them were on the other side of the boat and we were not able to record their feats of ground and lofty tumbling.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 24, 1878.
FRED. FARRAR, it is said, contemplates going west soon. He probably thinks he knows of a better seaport than our own.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 7, 1878.
                                                         BANK ROBBED!
Harry P. Farrar was not at the bank when it was robbed. It was his brother, Fred, who was at the bank at the time. [SEE FILE ON FRED W. FARRAR FAMILY.]
Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.
H. P. Farrar was informed of the bank robbery while rusti­cating; and S. P. Channell has been down with fever.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 25, 1878.
H. P. Farrar, with Mrs. Farrar, and their daughter, Pearl, returned from the old Pine State last Monday evening after an absence of four months or more, looking in the best of health and spirits. They enjoyed their visit remarkably well and are now content to winter in Sunny Kansas, the garden spot of the world.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 11, 1878.
The following officers of Crescent Lodge, No. 133, were elected at the last regular meeting, Saturday evening, Dec. 7th, 1878.
Sewell P. Channell, W. M.
James Benedict, S. W.
Jas. I. Mitchell, J. W.
Henry [Harry] P. Farrar, Treasurer.
Isaac H. Bonsall, Secretary.
Lafe McLaughlin, Tyler.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1879.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
M. G. Troup to W. M. Sleeth and H. P. Farrar, lot 11, blk. 80, lots 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, blk. 10, and lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, blk. 16 and lot 9, blk. 55, Ark. City.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1879 - Front Page.
In the Chicago Commercial Advertiser of July 31, we find the following account of our thriving city. While the correspondent speaks in glowing terms, he says nothing more than the truth, of which anyone can be convinced by paying us a visit.

The Cowley County Bank, organized in 1872, and conducted with marked ability by its founders up to 1877, is a strong concern, and has a very high standing in business circles. Its capital and franchises were purchased in 1877 by Wm. M. Sleeth, its President, and H. P. Farrar, Cashier, who have continued its management up to the present, with distinguished ability and success. It has ample capital, a large and growing local patron­age, a liberal line of collections; like Read’s bank at Winfield, has burglar proof safes, secured by Yale time locks, and is firmly entrenched in the faith of the business community. Both of the gentlemen named are closely and largely identified with the city and county, are men of rare business tact, decided public spirit, and sterling personal character.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1879.
David Pruden and wife started on their return trip yester­day. Mrs. Farrar accompanies them as far as Dayton, Ohio. She intends to make a visit to her home in Maine.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 10, 1879.
Harry Farrar has gone to Maine to bring out a new Teller for the Cowley County Bank.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 24, 1879.
The officers elected for the coming year of Cresswell Lodge, A. F. and A. M., No. 133, are:
W. M.:  James Benedict.
Senior Warden:  James Ridenour.
Junior Warden:  Charles Parker.
Senior Deacon:  James I. Mitchell.
Junior Deacon:  Edwin R. Thompson.
Treasurer:  Harry P. Farrar.
Secretary:  Isaac H. Bonsall.
Tyler:  Cyrus M. Scott.
Senior Stewart:  Charles R. Sipes.
Junior Stewart:  James C. Topliff.
Organist:  William D. Mowry.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 24, 1879.
Bennett Chapter of Royal Arch Masons elected the following officers at their last regular meeting:
High Priest:  S. P. Channell.
King:  A. A. Newman.
Scribe:  C. R. Mitchell.
Treasurer:  O. P. Houghton.
Secretary:  J. L. Huey.
Captain of the Host:  J. I. Mitchell.
Principal Sojourner:  Jas. Benedict.
Royal Arch Captain:  K. Smith.
Master of 3rd Veil:  Jas. Ridenour.
Master of 2nd Veil:  C. M. Scott.
Master of 1st Veil:  L. McLaughlin.
Tyler:  George Russell.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 7, 1880.
H. P. Farrar and family returned on Monday after an absence of several months in Maine.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1880.
                                                            Wedding Bells.
GOOCH - HOUGHTON. Married on Wednesday evening, February 4th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City, Mr. Wyatt Gooch and Miss Hattie Houghton, by Rev. McClung.
                                                       LIST OF PRESENTS.
                                             Mrs. Farrar, hand painted necklace.
Winfield Courier, April 29, 1880.
Hon. C. R. Mitchell and H. P. Farrar have been seen on our streets lately more than once. We suspect they have some designs on Winfield as a business location.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 30, 1880.
The following was handed to us for insertion last week, but was overlooked.
                                                Arkansas City, June 19th, 1880.
Arkansas City Lodge No. 480, K. of H. The following is a correct list of officers elected June 15th, for one term ending December 31st, 1880: R. C. Haywood, Dictator; J. M. Ware, Vice Dictator; Gardner Mott, Assistant Dictator; M. Rexford, Reporter; James Benedict, Financial Reporter; H. P. Farrar, Treasurer; C. Dolsberry, Chaplain; J. R. Rogers, Guide; G. W. Ford, Guardian; T. L. Mantor, Sentinel. R. C. HAYWOOD, Vice Dictator.
M. REXFORD, Reporter.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 30, 1880.
                                       Report of City Treasurer for the Month
                                                      Ending June 21, 1880.
Received from Co. Treasurer Bryan—
City Tax: $466.20, Sidewalk Tax: $43.50. Total: $509.70
Received from City Treasurer Sleeth, 1879 balance: $772.59
Received from Sanford, balance on license: $100.00
From sale of bonds: $4,600.00
From A. Chapel, Mayor, on license: $6.00
From A. Walton, license: $3.00
Total: $5,991.29
By City Scrip issued for trade and commerce: $4,576.97
BALANCE IN TREASURY: $1,414.32   H. P. FARRAR, Treasurer.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 4, 1880.
Mrs. Farrar and Mrs. Searing are rusticating at the Geuda Springs near Salt City, this week, testing the medicinal quali­ties of salt waters.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1880.
Messrs. Farrar & Sleeth have hitherto confined themselves to a strictly banking business, loaning but little money on real estate. As will be seen by their announcement in another column, they are now prepared to loan home money on real estate at the low rate of ten percent. No more favorable terms can be had anywhere in this part of the State than at the Cowley County Bank.
                                                COWLEY COUNTY BANK,

                                               ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.
                                                                 DOES A
                                          GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
                                           Interest Allowed on Time Deposits,
                                               DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN
                                        EXCHANGES BOUGHT AND SOLD.
                               COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 10, 1880.
We take much pleasure in drawing attention to the new “ad” of the Cowley County Bank. This is one of the oldest as well as most reliable banking firms in the county and under the manage­ment of Major Sleeth as president, and H. P. Farrar as cashier, enjoys a large and lucrative patronage.
AD:                                          COWLEY COUNTY BANK,
W. M. SLEETH, President.                                      H. P. FARRAR, Cashier.
                                                      Arkansas City, Kansas.
                            A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED.
                                  INTEREST ALLOWED ON TIME DEPOSITS.
                                      EXCHANGE ON ALL EASTERN CITIES.
                                  COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
                                                      Your business solicited.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 8, 1880.
At the annual election of officers of Crescent Lodge No. 133, held Saturday, December 4, the following were elected.
James E. Ridenour, W. M.
Cyrus M. Scott, Sen. W.
Isaac H. Bonsall, J. W.
Harry P. Farrar, Treasurer.
James C. Topliff, Secretary.
Rudolph Hoffmaster, Tyler.
Senior and Junior Deacons were not reported.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 22, 1880.
On last Wednesday evening the following gentlemen were elected as officers of the Bennett Chapter No. 41, R. A. M., for the ensuing year: High Priest, C. R. Mitchell; King, James Benedict; Scribe, H. P. Farrar; Treasurer, O. P. Houghton; Secretary, James T. Shepard.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 27, 1881.
All Masons desirous of participating in the excursion to Winfield, on the 3rd inst., will please notify the committee, Messrs. H. P. Farrar, J. Ridenour, and Chas. Hutchins, to that effect as early as possible.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881. Front Page.
                                                          CIVIL DOCKET.
                                                 H. P. Farrar vs. E. R. C. Gray.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 11, 1881.
                                           Entertainment for Judge Christian.
Go to The Entertainment At the M. E. Church, Tomorrow, Thursday evening, For the benefit of Judge Christian.
The following is the proposed programme.
Full Chorus: Ladies and gentlemen.
Instrumental: Mrs. Baker and Mr. Griffith.
Aileen Allen: Song and chorus—gentlemen.
“The Irish at Home,” with anecdotes—J. Wilson.
Quartette: Gentlemen.
Reading: Mrs. Farrar.
Instrumental: Mrs. Baker and Wm. Griffith.
Singing: Ladies.
Solo: Mrs. Eddy.
Reading: Irish story—Jas. Wilson.
Grande Finale Musicale: Ladies and Gents.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 15, 1881.
O. P. Houghton traded the one-half of the Cowley County bank site to Messrs. Farrar and Sleeth for a house and two lots in the northwest part of town.
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Farrar vs. Gray, dismissed.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 10, 1881.
                                                       SALT CITY ITEMS.
                                           SALT CITY, AUGUST 7TH, 1881.
The following is a list of the visitors at the Geuda Springs Bath House for the week ending August 7, 1881.
                                                   Visitors from Arkansas City.
B. C. Swarts, M. Stanton, C. R. Mitchell, Mrs. E. H. Matlack, Miss Mary Matlack, Miss Lucy Walton, Mrs. A. A. Newman, Mrs. W. Gooch, Mrs. R. C. Haywood, Mrs. J. H. Searing, Mrs. Parmenter, H. Endicott and wife, P. Endicott, Mrs. Tyner, J. Kelly, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mrs. C. A. Howard.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 14, 1881.
The farewell party, given by Miss Lillie Chamberlain at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schiffbauer, on Tuesday evening of last week, was one of the grandest events of the season. The full moon shown down like an immense headlight, viewing apparently, with the many Chinese lanterns that were pendant from the surrounding trees, making the scene resemble that of fairy land rather than reality.

After some time spent in promenading through the beautiful grove of fruit and forest trees, the party’s attention was directed to an immense platform prepared for the occasion, where Prof. Farringer, with the string band of Winfield, had taken position, and in a few moments it was filled with youth and beauty gliding through the graceful movements of the easy qua­drille and mazy waltz. A gorgeous repast followed, then with spirits overjoyed, each of the party instituted all manner of fun and mirth, which had to be seen to be appreciated. Mr. Matlack produced a novel figure in the terpsichorean art that few ever witnessed before, while Cal. Swarts furnished the music. To say it was an enjoyable affair don’t half express it, and for one, we hope to have the pleasure of again meeting Miss Chamberlain and her many friends under like circumstances. The Cornet Band did their best and filled the night air with delightful sounds for which the hostess came forward, and in the most charming manner, expressed her appreciation and thanked them for their kindness.
The following ladies and gentlemen participated.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schiffbauer.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Huey.
Mr. and Mrs. Mead.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Matlack.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Farrar.
Mr. and Mrs. Capt. O. Ingersoll.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Houghton.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Sherburne.
Mr. and Mrs. Wyard E. Gooch.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Grubbs.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Speers.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Benedict.
Mr. and Mrs. James Benedict.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Schiffbauer.
Mrs. James Wilson.
Mrs. Alexander.
Mrs. C. R. Sipes.
                                                             THE MISSES.
Mary Parker.
Susie L. Hunt.
Anna Belle Cassell.
Lizzie Wyckoff.
Mattie F. Mitchell.
Julia Deming.
Lucy Walton.
May Benedict.
Kathleen Hawkins.
Annie Norton.
Grace Gardner.
Mabel Ayres.
                                                            THE MESSRS.

M. B. Vawter.
Dr. Jamison Vawter.
J. D. C. O’Grady.
C. L. Swarts.
Charles M. Swarts.
Fred W. Farrar.
Joseph D. Houston.
John Kroenert.
Charles U. France.
Showman D. Longsdorff.
James C. Topliff.
William D. Mowry.
Cyrus M. Scott.
Winfield Courier, November 10, 1881.
Harry Farrar, cashier of the Cowley County Bank, visited the metropolis Friday. Also, James Huey of the Cresswell Bank. Pity they didn’t bring the newspapermen along. Wealth and brains should travel hand in hand.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 7, 1881.
Joe Houston sold his town lots, near Mr. A. Wilson’s resi­dence, to H. P. Farrar yesterday. Mr. Farrar, we understand, will shortly build upon them.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 7, 1881.
The following named gentlemen were elected officers of Bennett Chapter No. 41, at their last regular meeting held in Masonic Lodge at Arkansas City, Wednesday, Nov. 30th.
High Priest: James Benedict.
King: James L. Huey.
Scribe: H. P. Farrar.
Treasurer: O. P. Houghton.
Secretary: W. D. Mowry.
Captain of the Host: C. M. Scott.
Principal Sojourner: James Ridenour.
Royal Arch Captain: Charles Hutchings.
Master of 3rd Vail: L. McLaughlin.
Master of 2nd Vail: J. R. Mitchell.
Master of 1st Vail: J. T. Shepard.
Tyler: George Russell.
Installation of officers takes place on the evening of St. John’s Day, Thursday, Dec. 27th, 1881, at the hall.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 14, 1881.
                                                             A. F. & A. M.
At the last regular meeting of Crescent Lodge, A. F. & A. M., the following were elected officers for the coming year.
W M: James Ridenour.
S W: W. D. Mowry.

J W: I. H. Bonsall.
Treas: H. P. Farrar
Sec: Dr. Loomis.
S D: Cal Swarts.
J D: C. Hutchins.
S S: J. C. Pickering.
J S: H. Endicott.
Tyler: [LEFT BLANK].
Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.
                                                  MASQUERADE PARTY.
The social event of the Holiday week was the masquerade party held at the residence of Mr. James L. Huey on Friday evening, December 30th. A large number of invitations had been sent out, which were almost universally responded to, thus making the party a glorious success. The residence of Mr. Huey is one of the largest, and most commodious, in town; and as the merry throng of maskers promenaded the handsomely appointed salons of the mansion their costumes showed, to perfection, in the bril­liant light of the glittering chandeliers. The guests were received by Mrs. James L. Huey, the hostess, assisted by her sister, Mrs. Fred Farrar, and it is needless to say, that under their hospitable care, every attention was shown “the motley crew” that claimed their cares. Refreshments in the shape of many tempting kinds of cake, sandwiches, teas, and coffee were liberally provided. Music lent its aid to the other enjoyments which coupled with the many unique costumes, and the cheering hum of voices lent a charm never to be forgotten by those who were fortunate enough to take part in the festivities.
The following is a partial list of the guests with the characters they represented.
Mrs. Cunningham, Flower Girl; Mr. Cunningham, Imp; Mrs. Howard, Miss Prim; Mrs. Farrar, City Belle; Mrs. Searing, “Boss” Flour; Mrs. Matlack, “Straight” Flour; T. R. Houghton, Blazes; Alma Easterday, Bridget; Mrs. Grubbs, A Lady; Mrs. Nellie Houghton, Dreadnaught; J. Kroenert, “Lo”; C. M. Swarts, Chapeau; R. E. Grubbs, Widow Pudge; Miss Haywood, Queen Elizabeth; Mrs. Norton, Widow Bedott; Miss Guthrie, Incognita; Angie Mantor, Fat Woman; Jerry Adams, Bashful Maid; R. A. Houghton, Judge; I. H. Bonsall, Minister; Mrs. R. A. Houghton, A Bride; Mrs. Ingersoll, Quakeress; Mrs. Sipes, Quakeress; C. U. France, Uncle Toby; W. Thompson, Father Time; A. D. Ayres, Irishman; Mrs. A. D. Ayres, Anonyma; Mrs. Mead, Languedoc; Mr. Mead, Ghost; Mrs. T. Mantor, Mask; T. Mantor, Mask; J. G. Shelden, Cow Boy; Mrs. Watson, Old Maid; Mrs. Chandler, Night; C. R. Sipes, Uncle Tom; Miss A. Norton, Sunflower; Miss S. Hunt, Sunflower; Miss M. Parker, Sunflower; Miss Peterson, Nun; Miss A. Dickson, Sister of Mercy; Miss L. Wyckoff, Sister of Mercy; J. T. Shepard, Guiteau; J. H. Walker & wife, German Couple; C. H. Searing, XXXX Flour; J. Gooch, Private U. S. A.; C. Hutchins, Private, U. S. A.; Mrs. Haywood, Dinah; Mrs. Newman, Topsy; Dr. J. Vawter, Prohibition; C. L. Swarts, Post no bills; W. D. Mowry, A Bottle; Clara Finley, A Lone Star; R. C. Haywood, Fat Dutch Boy; Ben Matlack, May Fisk; M. B. Vawter, Fireman; O. Ingersoll, Big Mynheer; Mrs. Shepard, Japanese Lady; Miss Cassell, Red Riding Hood; Mrs. L. McLaughlin, Mrs. J. Smith; Mr. Matlack, “Pat” bedad; Mrs. Gooch, Equestri­enne; R. J. Maxwell, Priest.

Among the ladies and gentlemen who were present, unmasked, were Rev. Fleming and wife, W. E. Gooch, H. P. Farrar, Mr. Chandler, Mr. and Mrs. Bonsall, Mrs. Mowry, and many others whose names our reporter failed to receive.
Winfield Courier, December 8, 1881.
Mrs. Fred Farrar, Mrs. Harry Farrar, and Mrs. J. L. Huey were in town Monday doing some shopping. Mrs. Huey went to Independence on the Tuesday evening train.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
Harry Farrar and Chas. Schiffbauer, with their ladies, stopped at the Brettun Friday evening.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
Quite a party of Arkansas City folks came up Friday evening to see the Kendall troupe play “Hazel Kick.” Among them were Harry Farrar and lady, Chas. Schiffbauer and lady, C. D. Marshall and lady, O. Ingersoll and lady, E. O. Stevenson and lady, C. W. France, Charlie Holloway, G. H. McIntire, S. Matlack, W. D. Bishop, H. H. Stanley, and G. O. Hazard. The train was held till after the show, and we suppose Conductor Miller delivered them “right side up with care” at their homes sometime that night.
Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.
Captain Scott, Postmaster Topliff, and Cashier Farrar, of the terminus, were doing our city Friday. Mr. Topliff was going west into Barbour County and Scott and Farrar escorted him this far on his road. He went on alone and anxious friends are praying for his safe return. We don’t think he’ll get lost.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 22, 1882.
J. L. Huey and wife, Mr. Ordway and wife, Wm. McConn and lady, Stacy Matlack, Major Searing, Mr. Ingersoll, Conductor James Miller, Samuel Hoyt, Michael Harkins, H. P. Farrar, C. M. Scott, H. Godehard, Wm. Speers, Mr. Roberts, Chas. Hutchins, Chas. Howard, W. Wolfe, S. Longsdorff, Herman Wyckoff, Pink Fouts, Mr. Abbott, Chas. Holloway, and J. M. Bell, were among the number who braved the storm and went to Winfield on the special train to hear the Governor lecture on temperance last Sunday.
In spite of the fearful storm, the excursion train to Winfield last Sunday left on time with about sixty passengers to attend the temperance lecture by J. P. St. John. After they had taken possession of the hall, they were informed that the Commit­tee of Arrangements had decided not to have the Governor speak until evening; but when the Governor learned that the Arkansas City delegation had arrived, he determined to speak, and before he reached the hall the seats were all filled and many were stand­ing. Those who were fortunate enough to attend the lecture will never forget it and much more never regret it. The lecture was a clear, strong, able argument, and delivered in a very able manner, the effect of which was plain to be seen from the many handkerchiefs that were brought to the faces of even strong men. Gov. St. John is an orator; and his reputation is spreading throughout the whole land.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 5, 1882.
H. P. Farrar has rented Haywood’s building to the school board. The joyful yell of the boys and girls during the day and the gentle soliloquy of the tom cats at night will lend another charm to that neighborhood.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1882.

                                                                City Hall.
At last the prospects of Arkansas City’s getting a Public Hall building is assuming a tangible shape. On Monday of this week a charter was filed in the office of the Secretary of State at Topeka to the “Highland Hall Company,” of Arkansas City, with Messrs. H. P. Farrar, O. P. Houghton, G. W. Cunningham, C. Schiffbauer, and others of our leading citizens as charter members. The capital stock of the company will be $10,000, issued in shares of $10 each.
The location, plans, etc., of the building, of course, have not been finally decided upon, yet the edifice is to be of brick and stone with a basement, and ground floor 14 feet in clear to ceiling and a hall on second story 50 x 100 feet, and 11 feet in clear to ceiling. It rests entire­ly with our own people to push this matter to a speedy and successful issue. That it will be of incalculable benefit to the community we think no one will deny.
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1882.
A jolly party of Arkansas City’s people came up last Wednesday evening to see the show. Among those who stopped over were Conductor Miller, Lady, and Miss Wyckoff, H. P. Farrar, O. Ingersoll, M. J. Capron, G. W. Abbott, B. W. Matlack, A. W. Patterson, H. S. Davenport, H. P. Stanley, C. M. Scott, J. L. Huey, C. U. France, and others whose names we did not get. The Santa Fe freight was held over until after the show in order to let the folks go home that night.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 31, 1882.
Mrs. H. P. Farrar left for the East last week, where she will spend the summer months.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 31, 1882.
At the meeting of the Highland Hall Company, last Saturday evening, the following gentlemen were elected as its officers for the coming year: T. H. McLaughlin, President; Geo. W. Cunningham, Vice President; H. P. Farrar, Secretary and Treasurer.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 26, 1882.
Charles Hutchins sold his residence lots on Ninth Street to H. P. Farrar last week. Mr. Farrar now owns the four lots cornering on Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 27, 1882.
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Farrar and daughter returned to their home on Saturday last after a lengthened visit in the Eastern States. They were accompanied by Miss Hattie Corry, of Portland, and Miss Ida Farrar, of Farmington, Maine, whom we trust may enjoy a pleasant visit to sunny Kansas.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 22, 1882.
LOST. In this city on Friday last between the Central Avenue House and H. P. Farrar’s residence, a silver beaded bangle bracelet. Finder will oblige by leaving at this office.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 6, 1882.
                                               Crescent Lodge A. F. & A. M.
The following gentlemen were elected as officers for the coming year in Crescent Lodge No. 133, A. F. & A. M.
James Ridenour, W. M.; O. S. Rarick, S. W.; C. L. Swarts, J. W.; H. P. Farrar, Treas.; F. P. Schiffbauer, Sec. The appointed officers for the ensuing year are:

C. Hutchins, S. D.; J. C. Pickering, J. D.; H. Endicott, S. S.; J. R. Rogers, J. S.; Geo. O. Allen, Tyler.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 20, 1882.
                                                     Stockholders’ Meeting.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Highland Hall Co., of Arkansas City, will be held in the Cowley County Bank, on January 2nd, 1883, at 7 o’clock p.m., for the purpose of electing five directors to serve for the ensuing year. H. P. FARRAR, Secretary.
Arkansas City, Kas., Dec. 2, 1882.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 27, 1882.
Bennett Chapter No. 41, R. A. M., at its meeting last Tuesday evening, elected the following gentlemen as officers for the ensuing year.
ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO READ NAMES LET ALONE TITLES. GIVING NAMES ONLY.  J. L. Huey, A. A. Newman, L. McLaughlin, O. P. Houghton, W. D. Mowry, Jas. Benedict, J. Ridenour, C. Hutchins, H. P. Farrar. W. M. Sleeth, A. T. Shepard, N. W. Kimmel.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 3, 1883.
Miss Ida, and her brother, Fred Farrar, left for Portland, Maine, last week on account of the illness of the former. We trust that a speedy convalescence may result from the trip, and the fair patient be restored to her usual good health.
                        [Note: Ida had been visiting with H. P. Farrar and family.]
Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.
Miss Hattie Curry, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Farrar for several months past, returned to her home at Portland, Maine, yesterday. The young lady during her stay with us has won the esteem of all with whom she came in contact and thus secured a host of friends who heartily wish her well wherever her future lot may be cast.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.
We call attention to the card of Miss Fowler’s private school in this issue. The lady comes to our city well recommended and we hope will receive the encouragement she deserves. The school, we understand, will be conducted somewhat after the Kindergarten system.
CARD. Private School. Miss Fowler desires to inform the parents of Arkansas City that she has opened up a private school, for children, in the building south of H. P. Farrar’s residence. HOURS, 8:45 TO 11:15 A.M. TERMS: $3.00 per month.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

We took a trip Friday to Arkansas City—the first for a number of months. The improvement was striking. Through the courtesy of Major Sleeth, we viewed the city from the top of “Highland Hall,” a splendid new opera house in process of erection. The scenery was lovely. Spreading out at our feet was the little city, with its hundreds of pleasant homes embowered in leafy clouds of maple and cottonwood, while away in the distance the courses of the Walnut and Arkansas, marked by a dark green line through which their waters gleamed like sheets of silver, came crawling along down past the town until the two met below. Back of this were the green prairies, dotted now with a darker spot of waving corn, again broken by a stretch of trembling gold, already falling before a busy harvester. It was a scene which only Kansans can enjoy, and a scene at its best only in our favored State. The city is enjoying a “boom” of no small dimensions. Many new residences are going up and new business blocks are being projected. Messrs. Sleeth and Farrar have plans completed for a large and handsome bank. The designs are elaborate and the building will be one of the finest of the kind in the State. Winfield Courier.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.
                                               TELEPHONE DIRECTORY.
                                                   23. H. P. Farrar, residence.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 15, 1883.
                                                             Steers for Sale.
We have for sale 142 steers. Said steers are held on Chilocco Creek, Indian Territory, near the Indian college, and are in care of G. F. Pettit. Address us at Winfield or Geuda Springs or H. P. Farrar, Arkansas City. Perry & Melick.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 22, 1883.
H. P. Farrar and T. H. McLaughlin left Saturday for Kansas City, in which moral town they Sundayed.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 29, 1883.
Messrs. T. H. McLaughlin, H. P. Farrar, and Chas. Schiffbauer returned from Kansas City last week.
Note: This was the father of Harry P. and Fred W. Farrar...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 26, 1883.
Mr. J. P. Farrar and wife, of Maine, arrived in our city last week, and intend to make their future home with us. We are glad to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Farrar to the social circle of our city.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 26, 1883.
Our Highland Hall will be opened with a good dramatic company within the next two weeks. Further notice will be given in due season.
LATER. As we go to press, we learn Mr. Farrar has received a telegram from the agent of a first-class theater company asking the privilege of opening the Highland. The agent will probably be here today or tomorrow to make dates.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.
                                                       HIGHLAND HALL.
                                      Grand Opening of the New Opera House.

For many years the need of a public hall large enough to accommodate the rapidly growing population of our city, and to serve as an inducement to the best class of opera and theatrical entertainments traveling through this state, has constantly presented itself to our citizens, and many have been the suggestions pointing toward securing such an institution. It was not until the latter part of May, 1882, however, that the movements began to assume tangible shape, when a stock company of nearly all our businessmen was organized with an authorized capital of $10,000, for the purpose of erecting and furnishing a first-class opera house. H. P. Farrar, to whom probably more than any other one man, is due especial credit for the admirable manner in which the work has been carried on, was chosen as secretary and treasurer, the multitudinous cares of which office he has conducted with signal ability. The contract for building the hall was let to Sargent & Smith, of Topeka, for the sum of $12,400, which figures included but the building and stage. To this expense has been added that of such necessaries as chairs, scenery, gas machinery, piping, fixtures, etc., for the hall upstairs, and the expense of fitting out the three large store rooms underneath, with their excavations, basements, counters, sidewalks, awnings, plate glass, and the countless items contingent upon such a structure, until now the entire cost of our beautiful hall foots up the neat little sum of $19,700. For this amount our citizens have the finest opera house outside of Emporia or Topeka, with a stage large enough to accommodate the largest troupes traveling, the finest and most elaborate scenery, acoustic properties second to none in the country, and an auditorium capable of comfortably seating 700 people.
The stock in the Highland Hall company, which was at first held by nearly all our businessmen, is now owned by some twelve or fifteen parties; the heavier owners being Messrs. J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, T. H. McLaughlin, W. M. Sleeth, Stacy Matlack, O. P. Houghton, J. B. Nipp, Schiffbauer Bros., and J. T. Shepard. The other stockholders, and the citizens in general, have never let their interest flag in this enterprise from the first up to last Saturday night, when the opera house was thrown open for its initial entertainment, and the pride and joy in this valuable acquisition to our city is universal.
                                                          THE OPENING.
Though the gas machine, chairs, and reflector for the ceiling have not yet arrived, the chance for opening the hall with a good entertainment, so opportunely presented by the Union Square Theater company, was accepted, and every effort made to supply all deficiencies. The result was all that could have been wished. Though the afternoon was rainy, and darkness ushered in a terrific storm, the hall was filled last Saturday night to witness the excellent presentation of “Uncle Reuben Lowder” by the Union Square Theater company, whose performance was a credit to themselves, to the large and fashionable audience, and to the signal event of opening such a house. Monday night was a repeater in the way of attendance and satisfaction, when the ever ready “French Spy” was admirably placed before our people, preceded by the laughable farce, “Barnaby Bibbs.” Last night was given up to the enjoyment of “Widow Bedott,” and followed by a grand ball. Tonight we will have “Rip Van Winkle,” a play that always holds a strong place in the hearts of Americans, and in which Mr. Jay Carner unquestionably rivals the renowned Jefferson. Let the attendance tonight equal that of the three preceding nights, and let the opening of our magnificent hall end as it began—in a blaze of light and glory.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.
GIRL WANTED. A good girl for general housework. Apply to Mrs. H. P. Farrar.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.
James A. Foss and wife, of Saco, Maine, arrived last Monday and will spend the winter with their daughter, Mrs. H. P. Farrar.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.
If there is any girl that wants a good home at good wages, the same can be had by applying to Mrs. H. P. Farrar at once.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 5, 1883.

The following gentlemen were elected as officers for the ensuing year at the last regular meeting of Crescent Lodge A. F. and A. M.: James Ridenour, W. M.; Charles Hutchins, S. W.; Cal Dean, J. W.; H. P. Farrar, Treasurer; J. C. Topliff, Secretary; James Benedict, Tyler.
Arkansas City Traveler, Supplement, December 19, 1883.
                                     Paid to H. P. Farrar, treasurer of city: $154.01
Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.
                                                             Prize Drawing.
The drawing of the prizes at S. Matlack’s dry goods establishment in this city took place at the store in the morning of January 1, 1884, in the presence of a large number of interested parties. Mr. H. P. Farrar officiated as drawer, and the result will be seen below.
First prize: A handsome bedroom suite of walnut furniture, was gained by ticket 9,606, held by J. F. Hoffman, of this city.
Second prize: An elegant decorated China dinner service, was drawn by ticket No. 499, held by Geo. Sifford.
Third prize: A choice oil painting, was taken by ticket No. 5,673, held by W. R. Boone, of Grouse Creek.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.
                                                COWLEY COUNTY BANK.
                                      The Finest Bank Building in Southern Kansas.
Last Monday morning the Cowley County Bank, one of the oldest and most substantial financial institutions of this county, opened up in their new building on the northwest corner of Summit Street and Fifth Avenue. The progress of this building has been watched with unflagging interest by all of our citizens, as from the first it gave promise of being the finest thing of its kind in the southwest, and is something of which our city may justly feel proud. It is a two-story building with basement, built of the finest pressed brick and dressed stone, surmounted by a tower twenty feet in height, the whole presenting a most imposing appearance. Every detail of its construction points to superior workmanship, good judgment, and taste, with a most admirable arrangement for the transaction of the bank’s business and for the accommodation of those renting the office departments upstairs and down.

The basement (half of which is above ground) consists of two large, well lighted and ventilated rooms, with none of the drawbacks of an ordinary basement. One of these rooms is already rented. The first floor proper consists of three rooms. The front room is 25 x 37 feet, and is used for the public business of the bank. The interior finish of this room is in keeping with the general neatness of the entire building, the office furniture, counters, etc., being of cherry wood finished in finest French plate and ornamental tops. In the southeast corner of this room is a neat alcove compartment handsomely carpeted and separated from the main room by a heavy, low railing, for the accommodation of customers desiring to wait a few minutes. In the rear of the main room is the bank’s private room, 25 x 18 feet, and adjoining this room, with its entrance on Fifth Avenue, is an office room, 20 x 25 feet, which will be for rent when finished. The second story contains seven commodious office rooms, which for the use of professional men have no equal in this county.
Altogether it is the finest bank edifice in Southern Kansas, not excepting those of Wichita even, and speaks volumes for the credit, stability, and enterprise of Messrs. Farrar and Sleeth. The expenses of its construction so far has been about $12,000, in return for which outlay these gentlemen have now a building that would do credit to any city in the land, and one whose rental will bring in a handsome revenue.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.
Equal suffrage meeting at Mrs. Farrar’s this afternoon at 3:30.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.
The Equal Suffrage society will meet this afternoon, at 3:30 o’clock, at the residence of Mrs. H. P. Farrar. This is a special meeting, and all the members are requested to make a special effort to attend, there being business of importance to transact.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 13, 1884.
                                                          Township Election.
The following shows the result of the election held on the 5th inst. There were eight tickets in the field, and the total vote polled was 444.
TRUSTEE: M. N. Sinnott, 288; Uriah Spray, 152.
CLERK: W. D. Mowry, 348; M. B. Vawter, 88.
TREASURER: J. L. Huey, 184; H. P. Farrar, 125; W. M. Sleeth, 122.
JUSTICES: Frank Schiffbauer, 264; W. D. Kreamer, 208; P. F. Endicott, 133; J. B. Tucker, 130; I. H. Bonsall, 107.
CONSTABLES: J. J. Breene, 257; J. S. Lewis, 202; J. E. Beck, 178; J. N. Huston, 118; W. J. Gray, 113.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.
                                               Commercial Building Association.

The above is the name of a new stock company formed in this city last week, the charter members of which are M. S. Hasie, George E. Hasie, W. M. Sleeth, H. P. Farrar, A. A. Newman, T. H. McLaughlin, George W. Cunningham, and T. R. Houghton. The immediate object of this company is the erection of a building on Summit street, just south of Cunningham’s new implement house, 125 feet front, 132 feet deep, and three stories high. The TRAVELER mentioned last week the fact that the Messrs. Hasie were to put up a commodious business structure, and when these gentlemen showed the design of their building to the gentlemen directly interested in the lots, and the suggestion was made that one solid block be built, the plan at once commended itself to all parties as one in keeping with the growth of our city. We have seen the plans for Messrs. Hasie’s part of the block, and must say they are very elaborate. It is of the style now most generally adopted by the San Francisco builders, known as the bay front style, above the first story. On the second story front are three bay windows, the center one square and the side windows octagonal. The front and rear of the first story will be almost entirely of glass, in order to get sufficient light to accommodate the great length. The height of the first story from ceiling to floor will be seventeen feet, the second fourteen, and the third twelve, and a ten foot basement runs the entire length. This will doubtless be the style adopted for the complete block, which, taken with the admirable interior arrangements, will make the Commercial and Hasie blocks the finest in Southern Kansas. The enterprise of the eight gentlemen comprising the Commercial Building Association speaks loudly to their credit, and will be a sure means of profit to themselves, not to mention the advantage accruing to the city in the way of advertising its business vim and prosperity.
Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.
                                        The Commercial Building Association.
On the 20th of this month, the Commercial Building Association of Arkansas City, Kansas, sprang into existence. Its incorporators: M. S. and Geo. E. Hasie, A. A. Newman, W. M. Sleeth, H. P. Farrar, T. H. McLaughlin, T. R. Houghton, and G. W. Cunningham. At the first meeting Geo. E. Hasie was elected president, and H. P. Farrar, secretary and treasurer. The first work of the association will be the erection of a building 75 feet in frontage, 132 feet in depth, and three stories high, between the business houses of the Hasie Bros., and G. W. Cunningham. In connection with the storeroom of the Hasie Bros., this will make the finest building in our city. The two structures—the association’s and the Messrs. Hasie’s—will form one solid building 125 feet in frontage, 132 feet in depth, and three stories high. This enterprise displays the energy of our businessmen and the importance, to capitalists, of our rapidly growing city.
Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.
Last week H. P. Farrar removed his family to rooms in the bank building. He is undecided whether he will build on the corner west of Jas. Hill’s, or on the corner opposite Mr. Matlack’s. Upon one of these sites a handsome residence will soon be erected.
Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.
Hon. A. J. Pyburn: Though aware of your repeated refusal to become a candidate for any office; and the determination to devote your time to your profession, and although cognizant of the fact that an election and acceptance would involve to a certain extent the sacrifice of personal interests, yet we request and urge that you permit your name to be used in nomination for the position of mayor of Arkansas City, feeling as we do, that in your election, you will represent the whole people regardless of politics, issues, or business, and have only at heart the best interests of the place, and welfare of the citizens.
G. W. Cunningham, A. D. Ayres, R. C. Lent, E. Neff, P. Pearson, M. B. Vawter, S. B. Fleming, O. P. Houghton, W. B. Kirkpatrick, T. McConn, N. T. Snyder, J. G. Hunter, W. D. Mowry, Jno. Kroenert, Chas. H. Searing, L. D. Austin, S. V. Goeden, B. H. Dixon, Jas. Benedict, W. R. Owen, Frank Speers, C. R. Sipes, J. Vawter, E. S. Eddy, C. M. Swarts, W. W. Brown, Ira Barnett, T. H. McLaughlin, J. R. Rogers, F. B. Hutchison, M. Harkins, J. L. Huey, Chas. Hutchison, Cal. Dean, W. S. Thompson, Jas. Ridenour, J. C. Topliff, P. M., W. E. Gooch, T. L. Wharton, H. P. Farrar, F. W. Farrar, W. M. Sleeth, T. McIntire, C. A. Howard, A. Worthley, Geo. E. Hasie
GENTLEMEN: Your call upon me to allow my name to be used in nomination for mayor of the city, is before me. Coming as it does from representative businessmen of our city, irrespective of party, I assure you of my profound appreciation of the motives that prompted it. And could I, in duty to my private and personal business interests, I should feel bound to accede to your demands, but this I cannot do, and must therefore, respectfully decline to become a candidate. Very Respectfully, A. J. PYBURN.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.
Mr. H. P. Farrar sold his residence property on Fifth street and seventh avenues, last Monday, to Dr. Young, a newcomer. Mr. Farrar will immediately commence the erection of a new residence.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.
               Stockholders of the Commercial Building Association, Arkansas City.
This association, of which we gave particulars in a former issue, is now in readiness for active work, all its shares being taken, as will be seen by the following list of stockholders.
Name, Shares, Amount.
Geo. E. Hasie, 20, $2,000
M. S. Hasie, 20, $2,000
A. A. Newman, 20, $2,000
G. W. Cunningham, 20, $2,000
H. P. Farrar, 20, $2,000
W. M. Sleeth, 20, $2,000
T. R. Houghton, 20, $2,000
J. L. Huey, 20, $2,000
T. H. McLaughlin, 10, $1,000
F. J. Hess, 5, $500
J. C. Topliff, 5, $500
W. S. Houghton, 5, $500
Kimmel & Moore, 5, $500
Howard Bros., 5, $500
A. J. Chapel, 5, $500
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1884.
The Company from Arkansas City to attend the Carmilla Urso concert Tuesday evening were Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Newman, Mr. and Mrs. Beall, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Searing, Mr. and Mrs. Landes, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coombs, Mr. and Mrs. Kroenert, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ayres; Misses Abbie Hamilton, Beck and Anna Hunt; Ed. G. Gary and Miss Fowler; Ed. Kingsbury and Miss Barnett; C. M. Scott and Miss Gardiner; J. C. Topliff and Miss Walton; F. J. Hess and Miss Johnson; and George Cunningham. The party represented Arkansas City’s best people, and all seemed to enjoy the visit and concert immensely. They spoke in the highest terms of their entertainment at the Brettun. The accommodation train on the Santa Fe was held for them and all returned that evening.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.
H. P. Farrar and family will move into the rooms back of the Cowley County Bank this week, giving possession of their former residence to Dr. Young. Mr. Farrar will immediately commence the erection of a new residence.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

The Equal Suffrage society of this city will meet with the secretary, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, one week from tomorrow, March 17, at 3:30 p.m. A full attendance is requested and expected.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.
H. P. Farrar’s new residence will be situated on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, opposite Mr. Matlack’s residence, and work thereon will be commenced as soon as the plans are approved.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.
Remember that the Equal Suffrage society meets tomorrow afternoon with the secretary, Mrs. H. P. Farrar. Quite an interesting programme is laid out for this meeting, and it is hoped there will be a general attendance.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
The council met in regular session last Monday night, and for the first time a full representation of the new council was present. Bills to the amount of $180.62 were presented and allowed, and Dr. Vawter’s bill of $1.50 was rejected.
The report of H. P. Farrar, ex-city treasurer, was received, showing a balance of $51.16 due him, and a balance of $889.97 due the city on sinking fund. Moved and carried that a committee be appointed to examine the books of ex-treasurer and ex-city clerk and make a report. The mayor appointed the finance committee to audit said account.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.
                         COUNCIL CHAMBER, ARKANSAS CITY, May 2, 1884.
Present, F. P. Schiffbauer, mayor; C. G. Thompson, F. C. Leach, T. Fairclo, A. A. Davis, and O. S. Rarick, councilmen.
Received the report of H. P. Farrar, ex-treasurer, showing balance due him from city on general fund account of $51.16. Balance due the city on sinking fund account of $889.97.     Moved that a committee be appointed to examine the books of treasurer and clerk, and make a report. Motion carried. The mayor appointed the finance committee to audit said books.
Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.
Last Wednesday afternoon Mr. Job Farrar and Mr. Foss, Mrs. H. P. Farrar’s father, having in charge Mr. H. P. Farrar’s little son, attempted to cross the Walnut at Harmon’s ford. The water was much deeper than anticipated, and the team, encumbered by the wagon, was soon submerged. Fortunately the wagon-bed became disengaged from the running gear, and floated off. Coming in contact with the branches of a tree, the gentlemen succeeded in saving themselves and the little boy. Both horses were drowned. No stronger argument for a bridge at this ford could be adduced.
[Note: “Job Farrar” was father of H. P. Farrar. James A. Foss was the father of Mrs. Farrar.]
Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

A Narrow Escape. Last Wednesday afternoon Messrs. J. P. Farrar and James A. Foss, with H. P. Farrar’s little boy, narrowly escaped a watery grave. Mr. Farrar having been informed during the day that teams were crossing at Harmon’s ford, and having business on the side of the Walnut, drove into the stream with no hesitation whatever. The horses, which were small, were no sooner fairly in the water than they began to swim, the swift current carrying them downstream. Fortunately, and before the wagon had time to swing away from the bank, a tree obstructed their progress, when the men jumped out, with the youthful navigator in Mr. Foss’ arms. The wagon and ponies then sank. On Sunday the ponies were fished out and the harness taken from them so that the only loss sustained is that of the team, which is very slight considering the chances in favor of the entire party drowning. The Walnut is a very treacherous stream, rising and falling in a few hours’ time. The bridge soon to be constructed at this ford, however, will put an end to such possibilities as that of last Wednesday.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
                         Interesting Items Gathered From Our Neighboring Exchanges.
                                           ARKANSAS CITY REPUBLICAN.
Last Wednesday afternoon Mr. Job Farrar and Mr. Foss, Mrs. H. P. Farrar’s father, having in charge Mr. H. P. Farrar’s little son, attempted to cross the Walnut River at Harmon’s ford. The water was much deeper than anticipated, and the team encumbered by the wagon, was soon submerged. Fortunately the wagon-bed became disengaged from the running gear, and floated off. Coming in contact with the branches of a tree, the gentlemen succeeded in saving themselves and the little boy. Both horses were drowned. No stronger argument for a bridge at this ford could be adduced.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.
Mr. and Mrs. Nash and daughter arrived from Abington, Massachusetts, last Saturday and will make their future home in Arkansas City. They are at present guests of Mr. and Mrs. Job Farrar.
Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.
Messrs. H. P. Farrar and Chas. Schiffbauer visited Wellington Wednesday.
Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.
The teachers, patrons, friends, and pupils of our schools have decided to dispense with the literary entertainment, for the present, and substitute a social and festival. Accordingly the Perry House has been secured and active preparations are making for an agreeable and pleasant time. The young ladies of the school secured a considerable sum from our businessmen. This amount will be expended in strawberries, ice cream, lemonade, and other delicacies. The following committee on arrangements has been secured: Mrs. W. M. Sleeth, Mrs. A. Worthley, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mrs. J. L. Huey, Mrs. Beall, Mrs. C. T. Atkinson, Mrs. J. C. Loveland, and Mrs. C. A. Howard. The committee itself is sufficient guarantee for an excellent supper.
The supper, consisting of cold meats, cold chicken, cold turkey, light bread, rolls, buns, pickles, etc., will be served for 25 cents for each person. Ice cream and strawberries will be 10 cents a dish, extra. Gentlemen are requested not to wear buttonholes bouquets, as Misses Edna Worthley and Lida Whitney will preside over the flower stand, and be able to supply all wants. All are cordially invited to attend.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.
Mrs. H. P. Farrar and Mrs. C. H. Searing represented Arkansas City’s Equal Suffrage society at the county convention in Winfield last Monday.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.
Mrs. H. P. Farrar and Mrs. O. P. Houghton left for Topeka yesterday to attend the state convention of equal suffragists.
Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.
At the annual meeting held at the school building, Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. H. P. Farrar was elected director for the next three years, and a loan of two percent was made on all property within the district’s limits, for school purposes.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.
At the school meeting last Wednesday, Mrs. H. P. Farrar was elected to the position of director, by an almost unanimous vote. Major Sleeth, Dr. Kellogg, and Mrs. Worthley received one vote each, the balance being cast for Mrs. Farrar.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
                                         A Full Statement of the City’s Condition.
The council met in regular session last Monday night, with every councilman present.
After reading the minutes of the last meeting, bills to the amount of $119.81 were presented and allowed.
Ordered that an order for $100 be drawn on the treasurer, payable to H. P. Farrar, the same being the amount appropriated for repairing the road south of town.
The reports of James Benedict, C. R. Sipes, Jas. Moore, and W. D. Kreamer were received and placed on file.
Costs in the cases of G. W. Cunningham ($2.25) and W. L. Krebs ($3.40) were ordered paid.
Moved that finance committee be instructed to meet treasurer and check up books and destroy all paid up scrip.
Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.
H. P. Farrar is building a new residence. When completed, it will be one of the finest in the city.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.
H. P. Farrar and wife left for Maine yesterday afternoon, having been summoned by telegram to the bedside of their dying sister, Miss Ida Farrar. This estimable young lady will be remembered and mourned by all who knew her.
Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.
H. P. and Fred Farrar, Monday, received a telegram from their old home in Maine, stating that their sister, Miss Ida Farrar, was not expected to live. Tuesday afternoon H. P. Farrar and wife left for the Pine state. Mr. Farrar will return in about two weeks and Mrs. Farrar will remain there for an indefinite time. Miss Farrar visited Arkansas City some time ago and made numerous friends, who will be sorry to learn of her affliction.
Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

O. H. Marshall, while painting H. P. Farrar’s residence last Saturday afternoon, fell from the scaffold on which he was working to the ground, a distance of some twelve feet. Mr. Marshall was considerably bruised but not seriously. He was compelled to recruit up by the accident for several days this week.
Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.
H. P. Farrar arrived home Wednesday from Farmington, Maine. Mr. Farrar was called to Farmington by the fatal illness of his sister, her death having occurred one week ago last Sunday. N. U. Hinkley, a prominent businessman of Portland, Maine, accompanied Mr. Farrar home, and is here now looking over the city. Mrs. Farrar is still in Maine, and will remain there for some time.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.
Mrs. James A. Foss returned from Maine last week, where she has been during the long heated term.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.
H. P. Farrar returned from Maine last Wednesday, accompanied by Mr. Hinckley, of Portland.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.
                                Arkansas City Woolen Manufacturing Company.
A meeting of the stockholders in the above enterprise was held in the Cowley County Bank Monday evening, and a stock company formed for the purpose of erecting and operating a woolen mill on our canal. The capital stock is $40,000. Mr. J. H. Gordon, who with Mr. Sanborn visited this city a few weeks since in the interest of a woolen mill, has been here about two weeks talking up the matter, and left yesterday morning for his home in Missouri. A charter for the company will be secured at once. The stockholders in this enterprise comprise our most solid businessmen. The directors for the first year are James Hill, J. H. Gordon, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, W. M. Sleeth, A. A. Newman, and T. H. McLaughlin. The work will be pushed as rapidly as possible, and in a few months the busy hum of our woolen mill will be heard by the finest water power in the state, furnishing employment to more than forty operatives and starting Arkansas City firmly on the road as a manufacturing city.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.
Mrs. H. P. Farrar returned from her visit to Maine yesterday, accompanied by her daughter, Pearl, and Miss Ora Farrar, sister of H. P. and F. W. Miss Ora will spend the winter in this Italy of America.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.
Following is a complete list of stockholders in the Arkansas City Woolen Manufacturing Company, mention of which was made last week.
T. H. McLaughlin, Arkansas City Bank, Frank J. Hess, Wm. Sleeth, H. P. Farrar, Landes, Beall & Co., Sanborn & Gordon, H. Endicott, A. Walton, J. A. McIntyre, I. D. Harkleroad, W. E. Gooch, F. W. Farrar, A. A. Wiley, R. A. Houghton, T. J. Gilbert, A. Campbell, G. W. Cunningham, Schiffbauer Bros., A. [?] Andrews, Fitch & Barron, S. Matlack, J. B. Nipp, A. A. Newman, James Hill, E. H. Parker, T. D. Richardson, Benedict & Owen, D. Warren, J. H. Sherburne, J. N. T. Gooch, Uriah Spray, Theo Fairclo, H. D. Kellogg, Ira Barnett, A. J. Chapel, S. F. George, G. W. Miller, P. F. Endicott, Jamison Vawter, Kimmel & Moore, N. C. Hinkley, L. McLaughlin.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.
                                                   The Maine Cattle Company.
A stock company under the above name has been organized by men having their headquarters in this city, and their range on the Ponca reservation. The company is composed of Messrs. N. C. Hinkley, S. P. Burress, Burt Worthley, H. P. Farrar, J. H. Sherburne, Howard Bros., and Bradford Beall, with a capital stock of $50,000, and a thousand head of one-, two-, and three-year-olds to start with. The range line south of the Salt Fork and east of the Otoe road, containing 35,000 acres of good grazing land, with plenty of water and timber—all fenced with a four-strand barb wire fence. When fully stocked up, which will be done as rapidly as possible, these gentlemen will have between 2,000 and 3,000 head of cattle. Another item is the 3,000 acre hog lot on the range, on which will be put about a thousand head of fine hogs. The Maine Cattle Company purpose grading up their cattle to a high standard, and shall purchase high grade Hereford, Durham, and Galloway bulls. The officers have not yet been elected, all hands being busy this week moving their cattle from Chilocco to their new range, but as soon as this is done, the company will be regularly organized under the laws of the state and officers duly elected. The name is singularly appropriate, as all the gentlemen, with one exception, are from the state that will furnish our next president.
Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.
As the Santa Fe train came in Thursday, a most pleasant surprise visited H. P. Farrar. His wife and little daughter, Pearl, who has been visiting in Maine during the summer months, and Miss Ora Farrar, sister of Harry and Fred, arrived. Miss Ora will remain here some time visiting her brothers.
Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.
At the meeting of the Women Suffrage Society held at Mrs. D. W. Stevens’ Wednesday, the following officers were elected for the coming year. President, Mrs. O. P. Houghton; Vice-President, Mrs. Chas. Searing; Secretary, Mrs. H. P. Farrar; Treasurer, Mrs. T. McLaughlin. Mrs. Houghton and Mrs. Searing were chosen delegates to Women Suffrage State convention to be held at Leavenworth, the 27th to 29th inst.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.
The Maine Cattle Company met last Monday night and organized by electing the following officers.
N. U. Hinkley, President.
George S. Howard, Vice President.
H. P. Farrar, Secretary and Treasurer.
S. P. Burress, Manager.
Albert Worthley, Assistant Manager.
Directors: N. C. Hinkley, G. S. Howard, H. P. Farrar, S. P. Burress, Albert Worthley, Chas. Howard, B. Beall, and J. H. Sherburne.
The capital stock is $50,000.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.
The officers elected by Arkansas City’s Equal Suffrage Society for the ensuing year, at their meeting last week, are:

Mrs. (O. P.) Houghton, President.
Mrs. Charles Searing, Vice President.
Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Secretary.
Mrs. T. H. McLaughlin, Treasurer.
After the election of officers, Mrs. Houghton and Mrs. Searing were chosen delegates to the state convention, which meets in Leavenworth on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week.
Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.
Harry Farrar’s magnificent residence will soon be completed. It has been plastered and the joiners are now engaged in putting on the finish. It will be ready for occupancy in about three weeks.
Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.
The Maine Cattle Company has received their charter. Monday evening they elected the following officers: President, N. C. Hinkley; vice-president, Geo. Howard; secretary and treasurer, H. P. Farrar. The directors and stockholders are N. U. Hinkley, Geo. Howard, H. P. Farrar, Bradford Beall, Chas. Howard, Albert Worthley, S. P. Burress, and J. H. Sherburne. S. P. Burress will be the manager, and Albert Worthley, assistant manager.
Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.
G. W. Miller & Co., this week, completed putting in hot air furnaces in H. P. Farrar’s residence, both the schoolhouses and the new post office building.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 19, 1884.
The next regular meeting of Creswell Lodge of A. F. & A. M. will be on the evening of Saturday, December 6th, at which time officers will be elected for the ensuing year. The installation of officers elected will be on Dec. 20. The present officers of the lodge are:
James Ridenour, W. M.
Charles Hutchins, Sen. Warden.
Calvin Dean, Jr. Warden.
J. C. Topliff, Secretary.
H. P. Farrar, Treasurer.
James Benedict, Tyler.
H. Endicott, Senior Stewart.
J. K. Rogers, Junior Stewart.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 19, 1884.
Below we give the registers of the different hotels in the city for Saturday, November 15, 1884. Nothing we could say would show, so clearly, and unmistakably, the bustle of activity and the appearance of business of our little city.
                                                        WINDSOR HOTEL.
                                     W. V. McConn, H. P. Farrar, and family, City.
Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.
While F. W. Farrar and wife are away, this week H. P. Farrar and family are occupying Fred’s residence. H. P. will move into his handsome residence in about three weeks.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 10, 1884.

Our telephone exchange is still growing. New instruments will be placed in Dr. Kellogg’s residence, W. M. Blakeney’s store, Arkansas City Coal Company’s office, and H. P. Farrar’s residence, as soon as the line man comes.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 10, 1884.
                                                             A. F. & A. M.
At the annual election of officers for Crescent Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of this city last Saturday night the following gentlemen were elected for the ensuing year.
Jas. Benedict, W. M.
Chas. Hutchins, S. W.
Cal. Dean, J. N.
H. P. Farrar, Treas.
J. C. Topliff, Sec.
Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.
                                                             A. F. & A. M.
At the regular annual election of Crescent Lodge No. 133, A. F. & A. M., which was held last Saturday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year.
Jas. Benedict, W. M.
Chas. Hutchins, S. W.
Calvin Dean, J. W.
H. P. Farrar, Treasurer.
S. C. Lindsay, Secretary.
                    [Note: Different person named as “Secretary” in items above.]
Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.
The Deering Bros., one of Illinois and the other of New Hampshire, are visiting H. P. Farrar this week. One of them has been ill ever since his arrival.
Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.
Dr. H. B. Parsons, instead of having his office over the bank, will have it in the room occupied by H. P. Farrar and family as a residence. Mr. Farrar will in a few days be in his new residence.
Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.
H. G. Chipchase put in four new telephones. At the residence of H. P. Farrar and Dr. H. D. Kellogg. One at Ed. Grady’s lumber yard, and the other at Ivan Robinson’s coal office.
Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.
                                                        Real Estate Transfers.
The following are the real estate transfers of Arkansas City for December 12 to December 19, as reported by Miss Anna Meigs.
Wm. Sleeth and wife and H. P. Farrar and wife to Edward L. Kingsbury, 1 8, b 22 [?], Arkansas City, $300.
Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.
                                                           Established 1872.
                                                 COWLEY COUNTY BANK
                                                      Arkansas City, Kansas.
                           Does a General Banking Business. Your Business Solicited.

                                                  CASH CAPITAL $100,000.
                                                    Correspondence Solicited.
Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.
H. P. and F. W. Farrar received the sad news of their sister’s death, Miss Celia Farrar, in Maine. They had but just received the news of her illness when it was followed by the telegram announcing her death.
Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.
Frank Deering, a relative of H. P. and F. W. Farrar, has taken a position in the Cowley County Bank. Mr. Deering desires to become familiar with the banking business and in consequence has located permanently in Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 31, 1884.
Died December 24, 1884, at Farmington, Maine, Celia E., sister of H. P. and Fred W. Farrar, aged 13 years.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 31, 1884.
C. H. Searing, Elias Chase, Harry P. Farrar, and H. P. Standley started to Osage Agency last Saturday to attend the meeting of the Osage Live Stock Association.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 31, 1884.
C. H. Searing, Elias Chase, H. P. Farrar, and H. P. Standley returned home from Osage Agency last night, all froze up.
Arkansas City Republican, January 3, 1885.
H. P. Farrar, H. P. Standley, C. H. Searing, and Elias Chase returned from a business trip to Osage Agency Thursday. They went down the first of the week.
Arkansas City Republican, January 3, 1885.
A private circulating library is being formed by ten of Arkansas City’s literary people. The members of the society subscribe for different magazines and have headquarters at Eddy’s drug store. From there the magazines will be taken by the members desiring to read, and returned. Dr. Sparks, T. H. McLaughlin, E. D. Eddy, Dr. J. A. Mitchell, C. R. Sipes, T. J. Sweeny, J. L. Huey, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Rev. J. O. Campbell, C. H. Searing, and others have already joined this literary band.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 7, 1885.
                                                          Knights of Pythias.
Triumph Lodge No. 116, of Arkansas City, Kansas, was instituted last Friday night, with the following members.
Judge A. J. Pyburn, T. J. Sweeny, G. W. Miller, C. C. Sollitt, T. H. McLaughlin, F. W. Farrar, G. S. Howard, J. J. Clark, J. M. Ware, W. E. Moore, H. P. Standley, H. P. Farrar, J. L. Huey, J. A. McIntyre, W. B. Higgins, W. D. Mowry, C. Mead, O. Stevenson, Jr.
The lodge was instituted by the following members of the Newton lodge.
John S. Haines, Chancellor Commander; G. W. Holmes, Past Chancellor; P. J. Mathis, Past Chancellor; Henry E. Brunner, Vice Chancellor; H. Godfrey, Master at Arms; A. R. Ainsworth; Isaac Levy; and J. A. Heilman.
After the institution of the lodge in due form, the following officers were elected and installed.

A. J. Pyburn, Past Chancellor; W. D. Mowry, Chancellor Commander; H. P. Farrar, Vice Chancellor; J. L. Huey, Prelate; C. C. Sollitt, Keeper of Records and Seal; T. H. McLaughlin, Master of Finance; F. W. Farrar, Master of Exchequer; T. J. Sweeny, Master at Arms; G. W. Miller, Inside Guardian; J. J. Clark, Outside Guardian.
In the final instructions the visiting brethren remarked that they never before had had the pleasure of instituting a lodge with such bright prospects of future usefulness and growth, and that has the inherent strength and stability that Triumph Lodge No. 116 had.
After the initiatory ceremonies were concluded, all adjourned to the dining room of the Windsor Hotel, where a feast was served, “such as never man saw”—all the delicacies of the season, and served only as Mo, the genial host, and his able corps of assistants can. Thus the time passed until nearly five o’clock Saturday morning, when the participators parted, the visitors extending their heartiest thanks to the new lodge for the Knightly manner in which they had been received, having been treated in a truly royal way, worthy of their patron Knights of old.
The new lodge returns thanks to the visiting K. P.’s for their kindness and vote them to be genial, jovial, generous fellows with hearts fully as large as their feet, and hope to meet them many times in and out of the lodge room.
The visitors left on the 2:30 p.m. train Saturday for Newton.
Arkansas City Republican, January 17, 1885.
Report of the condition of the Maine Cattle Company, December 31, 1884.
Capital paid in ................... $22,500.00
Owing on cattle ...................   1,660.50
Due Treasurer .....................       140.88
Stock, cattle, and horses ..... $16,590.50
Range fenced ......................     7,000.00
Feed, hogs, and expenses .......     697.13
Organization expenses .........         14.75
I, H. P. Farrar, Secretary and Treasurer of the above named company, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
                                        H. P. FARRAR, Secretary and Treasurer.
Subscribed and sworn to before me January 14th, 1885.
                                           T. H. McLAUGHLIN, Notary Public.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 21, 1885.

We see some of our neighboring towns making loud brags about the amount of improvements made in their respective localities. We are candid in saying that it is impossible to ascertain the amount of improvements made here in the last year. The number of dwellings amounted at the very least to 250. We will put them at a very low estimate, $500 each. This makes $125,000. Then we have the Commercial and Hasie Blocks, $75,000; the Cowley County Bank, $25,000, the new schoolhouse, $10,000; the Houghton Block, $7,500; the Mason building, $2,000; Sipes’ block, $7,500; H. P. Farrar, $5,000; addition to the building occupied by Wyckoff & Son, $2,000; Baptist Church, $3,000; Christian Church, $2,500; Free Methodist Church, $1,000; Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, repairs, $1,500; W. M. Blakeney, $1,500; Leland Hotel, $4,000; Newman, building block 69, $1,000; Arkansas City Building Association, $5,000; Skating Rink, $1,500; J. H. Punshon, $1,000; D. W. Stevens and L. Eldridge, $1,000; Beecher & Co. and McLaughlin Bros., $1,500; J. H. Hilliard, $1,000; Thompson & Woodin, $1,000; Chambers, $1,000; J. Alexander, $1,500; Ayres’ Mill and Landes, Beall & Co., improvements, $1,000; DeBruce, $1,000; Park & Lewis and W. M. Rose, $1,000; Kroenert & Austin and Stedman Bros., $1,000; A. Harly, $1,000.
These, which we recall on the spur of the moment, foot up nearly three hundred thousand dollars. We are confident that we are not exaggerating when we place the amount above five hundred thousand dollars, which shows a fair gain for our thriving little city.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 21, 1885.
                                                          Our City Paternals.
Very little business was transacted.
H. P. Farrar was ordered to foreclose the mortgage on the machinery of the Arkansas City Machine Shops, owned by Samuel Clarke. It appears that the city has become responsible in some manner for the payment of the chattel mortgage and takes this means to clear themselves. The mortgage was for $1,250, bearing 12 percent interest, on which the city pays 3 percent. Mr. Clarke has never paid anything either on the interest or principal of the mortgage. He has not even paid the use of the building. The principal and interest now amount to $1,500.
Mr. Danks, of Cincinnati, Ohio, who has been prospecting here for some time, has offered Mr. Clarke $1,200, which was refused. The council, realizing that the machinery would bring almost nothing if thrown on the market, have determined to sell it now, while a purchaser is at hand.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 31, 1885.
The ladies aid society of the Presbyterian Church will meet at the residence of Mrs. H. P. Farrar this evening at 7 o’clock.
Arkansas City Republican, January 31, 1885.
                                         THE CITIZEN’S LECTURE COURSE.
                                 Four Star Lectures to be Delivered in Highland Hall.
                       Opening with George R. Wendling Monday Evening, February 9.
                   Anna Dickinson, Robert L. Cumnock, and Frank W. Smith to Follow.
J. Allen Whyte, a representative of the Slayton Lyceum Bureau at Chicago, was in the city Tuesday making preparations for the delivery of four lectures. H. P. Farrar, T. H. McLaughlin, Jas. Ridenour, Mowry & Sollitt, Sam Wile, and Kellogg & Coombs effected the necessary arrangements, and Arkansas City will be visited at dates fixed by the committee for these four star lectures.

The first lecture will be given on February 9: one week from Monday evening. It will be delivered by Geo. R. Wendling. His subject will be “Personality of Satan.” A number of citizens have heard Mr. Wendling in his celebrated lecture answering Bob Ingersoll. They were captivated by Mr. Wendling by the delivery of that lecture and will be equally so when they hear him in his “Personality of Satan.”
The next lecture in this course will in all probability be by the Queen of the platform, Anna Dickinson. Miss Dickinson will deliver her masterly and eloquent eulogy on “Joan of Arc.” In the homes of the poor, in the palaces of the rich; all over this broad land—from the Great Lakes to the Gulf, from the extreme limits of the continent—nearly all the people are familiar with this brave, fearless, and remarkable woman and her “Joan of Arc.” This lecture alone is worth the price of admission charged for the entire course. This may be Miss Dickinson’s last season on the platform and one and all should hear her before she makes her exit from the American rostrum.
Robert S. Cumnock, who recognizes no peer as a reader, comes and spends one evening with us giving select readings.
Frank W. Smith, the grand old hero of Andersonville prison, will deliver his lecture on “In and out of Andersonville.” This, besides being interesting to everyone, is doubly so to every old soldier.
For this entire course of lectures but $4.50 will be charged. Remember Geo. R. Wendling will be first. His lecture, “Personality of Satan,” will be delivered Monday evening, February 9. Tickets can be procured for the course of either of the above named parties or at Ridenour & Thompson’s jewelry store.
Arkansas City Republican, January 31, 1885.
                                                       Stockholders Meeting.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Highland Hall Co., will be held at the Cowley County Bank, Tuesday evening, at 8 o’clock, February 24th, 1885.
                                                   H. P. FARRAR, Secretary.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 11, 1885.
H. P. Farrar and W. D. Mowry visited Winfield Wednesday last.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 11, 1885.
                                                        Councilmen Perhaps.
To the list of men who would make good reliable councilmen, published in a former issue, we add the following names, whose strength is known.
1st WARD.
J. D. Farrar, A. A. Newman, C. C. Sollitt, S. B. Adams.
[Note: Paper shows “J. D. Farrar.” I do not know if this was a mistake. MAW]
Arkansas City Traveler, February 18, 1885.
H. P. Farrar visited Winfield Thursday.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 18, 1885.
                                                    MAMMA HUBBARD.

The most successful of the season’s social events occurred last night at Highland Hall under the auspices of the Favorite Social Club. A large and select party of maskers were they, who glided about the hall in the many intricacies of the dance. A feast for the eyes was the many colors as they glided in and out in serpentine movements or moved along stately in massed colors. The beautiful costumes of the ladies, the grotesque and glaring ones of the gentlemen, called up scenes of oriental splendor and was soothing and calming while yet exciting to the lookers on. The names of those who were invited to the Ma Hubbard, were, so near as we could learn as follows.
C. H. Searing and wife, S. Matlack and wife, H. P. Farrar and wife, F. W. Farrar and wife, E. L. McDowell, W. D. Mowry and wife, C. C. Sollitt and wife, J. V. Hull, Frank Austin and wife, John Kroenert and wife, Al Heitkam, C. O. Harris, Dr. Westfall and wife, John B. Walker and wife, Matt Aldridge and wife, C. R. Sipes and wife, John Ingliss, Will Griffith, A. A. Newman and wife, Wyard Gooch and wife, L. N. Coburn, A. V. Alexander and wife, Dr. J. Vawter and wife, Geo. Schmidt, J. Landes and wife, Frank Beall and wife, C. G. Thompson and wife, J. H. Hilliard and wife, Joe Finkleburg, J. A. McIntyre and wife, E. L. Kingsbury, F. K. Grosscup, A. D. Ayres and wife, Thos. Kimmel and wife, Will Moore and wife, Ivan Robinson, J. C. Topliff, Will Thompson, R. E. Grubbs and wife, Chas. Schiffbauer and wife, L. H. Northey, O. Ingersoll and wife, Chas. Chapel, Lute Coombs, P. L. Snyder, J. W. Heck and wife, Frank Thompson, Sherman Thompson, W. A. Daniels, F. B. Willitts, Jerry Adams, Sept. Andrews, Will L. Aldridge, A. J. Pyburn, S. B. Reed, Dr. S. B. Parsons, Dr. M. B. Vawter, Dr. J. A. Mitchell, Isaac Ochs and wife, H. Nicholson, Frank Hutchison, R. P. Hutchison and wife, Herman Wyckoff, F. J. Sweeny and wife, J. L. Huey and wife, R. B. Norton. Chas. Hutchins and wife, Cal. Dean and wife, C. M. Scott and wife, Frank J. Hess and wife, R. U. Hess, R. L. Howard and wife, Dr. H. D. Kellogg and wife, H. P. Standley and wife, E. O. Stevenson and wife, H. H. Perry and wife, G. W. Cunningham and wife, J. G. Shelden and wife, Sam Wyle, Maj. M. S. Hasie and wife, Chs. Hilliard, Tillie Crawford, J. W. Duncan, A. H. Fitch, James Ridenour and wife, J. R. Rogers and wife, Tip Davenport and wife, E. W. Weston, of Wellington, Kansas, Ed. Cole and wife, Lafe Tomlin and wife, Ed. McMullen, of Winfield.
Arkansas City Republican, February 21, 1885.
Miss Julia Deming left for Winfield Thursday, where she will remain a few days and then go to Wichita. Miss Ora, and Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Farrar and Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Hess accompanied Miss Deming to Winfield. They returned yesterday.
Arkansas City Republican, February 21, 1885.
                                                      The Japanese Wedding.
Last Saturday evening the ladies of the Presbyterian Aid Society held their entertainment in Highland Hall. The Japanese Wedding was the main feature. It was purely oriental. The participants were dressed in the Japanese garb. Miss Linda Christian and J. C. Topliff were the high contracting parties. E. L. McDowell and Mrs. J. W. Heck, the parents of the groom; Philip Snyder and Miss Annie Meigs, the parents of the unsophisticated bride. Misses Maggie Hoffman, Laura Gould, Flora Gould, Rosa Morse, Edna Worthley, Viola Bishop, and Mamie Steinman were the bridesmaids.
First of all appeared on the stage the parents of the groom, followed by the parents of the bride, who glided to their place quietly. Next came Rev. J. O. Campbell, the “go-between,” followed by the couple who were desirous of being united. After Salaam to their hearts content, the “go-between” proceeded with his part. He goes to the groom, who whispers in his ear, and then he transfers his information to the bride, who in return whispers to the “go-between” and he carries it back to the groom. The ceremony was realistic, and considerable mirth was provoked, yet it was interesting.

After the wedding a bounteous feast was resorted to by the guests. A neat little sum of money was realized from this entertainment. There were two booths, one a candy and the other a fancy-work, which were presided over by the young ladies. Miss Ora Farrar had possession of the candy booth, which netted a goodly sum of money. Mrs. Steel furnished the candy, and as it was homemade, the customers pronounced it excellent. Misses Ella Love and Lissa Guthrie were in charge of the fancy-work booth. A silk crazy quilt, which was to have been voted to the most beautiful lady, resulted in a tie between Miss Hattie Cory and Mrs. S. B. Fleming. It will be disposed of at some future time.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 4, 1885.
Miss Pearl Farrar entertained a number of her little friends last Saturday.
Arkansas City Republican, March 7, 1885.
H. P. Farrar, cashier of Cowley County Bank, received the authority from the comptroller of the currency to establish a National bank. It will be known as the First National Bank of Arkansas City and will succeed the Cowley County Bank. The change will occur within the next two months.
Arkansas City Republican, March 7, 1885.
Harry Farrar has purchased Ed. Horn’s residence.
Arkansas City Republican, March 7, 1885.
                                                           Established 1872.
                                                        Cowley County Bank
                                                      Arkansas City, Kansas.
                                              Does a General Banking Business.
                                                      Your Business Solicited.
                                                      Cash Capital $100,000.
                                                    Correspondence Solicited.
Arkansas City Republican, March 14, 1885.
Maj. Sleeth and H. P. Farrar sold to G. W. Miller & Co., a business lot Wednesday for $3,000. The lot adjoins Miller & Co.’s hardware store on the north and is at present occupied by Geo. Haysel with his Model Lunch counter. Messrs. Miller & Co., will as soon as they can get possession, erect a handsome two-story business room of stone with brick front. The building will be 100 x 25 feet and the first floor will be occupied by this firm with their hardware stock. The building will cost about $6,000. G. W. Miller & Co., have prospered and the REPUBLICAN congratulates them on their success.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 25, 1885.
                                                       BEETHOVEN CLUB.
Initial steps were taken a week ago last Wednesday for the formation of a musical society, and culminated last Wednesday in the formation of the Beethoven Club. The officers elected are as follows.
Geo. E. Hasie, President; Mrs. Frank Beall, Vice President.; Mrs. Geo. W. Cunningham, Treasurer; Stacy Matlack, Secretary; R. W. Campbell, Librarian.

1. The name of the society shall be the Beethoven Club, and be limited to 40 members.
2. The officers shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Librarian, all of whom shall be elected annually by a majority of the members in good standing. There shall also be appointed by the officers of the Club an Executive Committee, which shall serve for one year, unless removed before such time by a majority vote of said officers.
3. The President shall preside at all the deliberations of the society. The Vice President shall preside in the absence of the President. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Society. The Treasurer shall take charge of all the funds and pay out same only on bills approved by chairman of Executive Committee. The Librarian shall take charge and safely keep music books and music belonging to the society and have them when needed at the places of rehearsal. The Executive Committee shall have general management of the affairs of the society, and constitute a board of directors with the President and Vice President, who shall be ex-officio members thereof.
The executive committee appointed are S. B. Fleming, C. L. Swarts, F. K. Grosscup, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mrs. E. D. Eddy.
The charter members are: Wm. M. Sleeth, F. K. Grosscup, Mrs. Geo. Cunningham, J. O. Campbell, Mrs. C. H. Searing, Mrs. E. A. Barron, Miss Rosa Morse, C. L. Swarts, S. Matlack, R. W. Campbell, Mrs. Morse, Allen Ayres, Miss Peterson, S. B. Fleming, W. D. Mowry, Ella Love, Mrs. Allen Ayres, Mrs. Chas. Howard, Mrs. N. T. Snyder, Mrs. E. D. Eddy, F. B. Hutchison, Mrs. W. E. Gooch, Mrs. A. A. Newman, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mrs. N. S. Martin, Geo. E. Hasie.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers for the past week, as taken from the official records, and furnished the COURIER by the real estate firm of Harris & Clark.
H. P. Farrar and wife to T. J. Lewis, 19, 20, block 27, Arkansas City. $35.00
Arkansas City Traveler, April 1, 1885.
                                  THE KANSAS CITY AND SOUTHWESTERN.
                           An Enthusiastic Meeting Held at Highland Hall Sunday Night
                                       And Proposition of the Company Accepted.
Now, All Pulling Together, “a Long Pull, a Strong Pull, a Pull Altogether;” and Cowley County will Double in Population and Wealth in the Next Two Years.
A meeting of our citizens was called Monday night to hear the proposition of the K. C. & S. W. Ry. Co. J. Q. Ashton was elected chairman and Wm. Jenkins, secretary. The proposition, as read by the secretary, was submitted in the form of a petition to the board of county commissioners, and tenor of it was as follows.

The undersigned resident tax payers respectfully petition for a special election to be called for the purpose of accepting a proposition to subscribe $160,000 to the capital stock of the K. C. & S. W. R. R. Co., and to issue bonds to that amount, to aid in securing said road to be constructed from Kansas City, in the state of Missouri, to the south line of the state of Kansas, through said county, the Co. first promising to construct that portion from the St. L. & S. F. R. R. north or northeast from said Cowley County into and through said county by the way of the City of Winfield and the city of Arkansas City to the south line of the state.
The bonds to be issued to be of the denomination of $1,000 each, to run 30 years (redeemable at the expiration of 10 years at the will of the county), to bear 6 percent interest, the interest payable semi-annually at the fiscal agency of the state of Kansas to the city of New York.
The said railroad shall enter the said Cowley County on the north side thereof, and extend through said county in a southwesterly direction, and through the townships of Omnia, Richland, Fairview, and Walnut, to Winfield, and thence by the most practicable route to Arkansas City, and touching its corporate limits, and thence to the south or west line of said Cowley County, with suitable passenger and freight depots located—one in Omnia Township, two in Richland Township, one within 3/4 of a mile by an air line from the crossing of Main Street and Ninth Avenue in the city of Winfield; one in Pleasant Valley Township; one within 3/4 of a mile of the intersection of Central Avenue and Summit Street, in Arkansas City; and one in Bolton Township.
The railroad to be of standard gauge, to be a first-class road, and to be built and completed and have cars running thereon, for the transaction of business to Arkansas City on or before six months from date of election, and to the south or west line of Bolton Township, on or before nine months.
Provided, That before any election shall be called, the said company shall give security either by depositing with the county treasurer a sum sufficient to defray the expenses of said election or by executing a bond to the State of Kansas for the benefit of said county to pay the costs of such election, in case the said company fails to build said road.
When the company shall have built 10 miles of road and fully equipped the same, bonds to the amount of $30,000 are to be issued to them; when they reach Winfield, bonds to the amount of $30,000 more shall be issued; when they shall reach Arkansas City, $40,000 more, and the balance when completed.
The form of the ballots to be “For the railroad stock and bonds of the K. C. & S. W. R. R. Co.,” and “Against the railroad stock and bonds of the K. C. & S. W. R. R. Co.”
With very little discussion the proposition was adopted. The following committee was appointed to work in the interest of the road to the outlying townships: Maj. W. M. Sleeth, H. P. Farrar, J. L. Huey, C. Mead, Rev. S. B. Fleming, J. Q. Ashton, Wm. Jenkins, S. Matlack, N. T. Snyder, Maj. M. S. Hasie, Judge T. McIntire; and they were empowered to add others to the committee at their discretion.
The first steps have now been taken toward securing this road, a good beginning made. But our people must realize that it is only a beginning, a small one at that. Before us lies a great deal of hard, persistent work. The eastern portion of this county, through the mistaken idea that if the road does not traverse their townships, it will be of no benefit to them, will oppose the bonds to a man. The northwest will go equally as strong the same way. We take the following statistics from the last report of the Board of Agriculture, because we have not the vote of the townships at hand.
The population of concerned townships in 1884.
Omnia Township: 458
Richland Township: 905

Walnut Township: 1,285
Pleasant Valley: 936
Creswell Township: 879
Bolton Township: 1,228
Winfield, City: 3,617
Arkansas City: 2,838
TOTAL: 12,186
Population of county in 1884, 26,149.
Difference: 14,018
Leaving a majority against us in 1884 of 1,977. This, of course, is allowing that everyone is in favor of the road in the townships named and all the rest against us. We presume that this relation between the total population and the number of voters remains the same relatively all over the county.
The additional fact must also be kept in mind that while Winfield and Arkansas City have increased in population at from 25 to 40 percent since the above census was taken, the rest of the county has in a very small percent. Looking at it in this light, the most favorable we can allow, the total population of the townships mentioned above is less than the balance of the county, and the voters in proportion. The difference and a sufficient number more must be obtained by hard work. Not by the holding of an occasional meeting in the outlying townships, but by meeting six nights in the week, and twelve hours a day. If this road will be of any benefit to us, it will be of thousands of dollars in benefit. This will take time, money, and dogged persistence. If our city wants to do this work, or its share of it, well and good. If not, then the county bonds can be counted on as defeated from the beginning.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 11, 1885.
Thursday morning the Johnson Loan and Trust Company was formed. The company starts off with a cash capital of $100,000. The incorporators are: A. B. Johnson, J. P. Johnson, A. D. Prescott, H. P. Farrar, Maj. W. M. Sleeth, Calvin Dean, J. L. Huey, and C. A. Howard. The company is formed for the purpose of making loans on real estate and to negotiate loans in the New England states. Several of the incorporators reside in that section. The company’s office will be in the vacant room in the rear portion of the Cowley County Bank building. They will be ready for business about May 1, 1885.
Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.
                                                         The Episcopal Fair.
Wednesday evening, at Highland Opera House, the ladies of the Episcopal society gave their fair. To say it was a grand success but faintly expresses it. “It was the grandest aggregation of wonders ever displayed under one dome.” By permission a REPUBLICAN representative draws a pencil picture as near life-like as he possibly can.

Just as you enter our beautiful opera hall, you were greeted at the door by E. L. Kingsbury, who scientifically and expeditiously relieved you of ten cents as an admission fee. After this momentary performance, you stand and look, struck with awe at the beautiful things taken in by your vision. The brilliant light given off by the numerous gas jets makes the scene all the more dazzling. The three magnificent booths, clothed in the beautiful white, red, blue, and pink drapery, enchanted one. The beautiful arrangement of the room presented there will long be stored away in the mind’s eye of the writer. Vividly impressed upon our mind, we can never forget it.
You long for a further investigation, and a few steps carry you to the candy booth. Here your “sweet tooth” was replenished by Mrs. R. E. Grubbs and Miss Amy Landes. The booth was neatly arranged, and the many customers were well pleased with the bits of sweetness handed out to them.
Turning to the right from the candy booth, you encounter the Gipsy’s tent. Here Miss Florence Grosscup, the Gipsy Queen, unveiled the black art. The past, the present, and the future was here given you for ten cents; also a true likeness of your future wife for another ten cents. Miss Grosscup is well adapted to the art of necromancy. She foretold wonders, and many a lad’s heart was made light by the Gipsy queen’s prophecies.
From mirth to real, you pass again and behold the fancy booth. Mrs. F. J. Hess and Miss Ora Farrar preside over the beautiful collection of fancy work. The articles for sale ranged at various figures, and if your pocket-book was not “busted” and your arm loaded ere you turned to take a chance on the Owl clock, it was not the fault of the presiding ladies.
Near by this booth was a stand where for ten cents you were allowed to guess the number of beans in a jar. Miss Anna Meigs took your name, guess, and money, and the large number of guesses she recorded, 70 in number, testified to her willingness to accommodate you. Charles Chapel was the best guesser. There were 1,403 beans in the jar and Charlie guessed 1,500.
From the guessing stand your steps are directed to the elegant hand-painted satin bedspread and shams. Over 150 chances were taken on these. Will McConn was the winner. They were the most beautiful articles on exhibition. Since the drawing our heart has been sad on account of our ill-luck, but we have consoled ourselves with the thought, “tis better to be born good looking than lucky.”
Dr. Parsons received the fine cake as his guess was the nearest to the weight, and W. E. Gooch was voted the handsome dressing-gown, as he was decided to be the most popular gentleman.
At the art booth Mrs. H. P. Farrar and Mrs. W. E. Gooch presided. This booth had many designs of art. The most notable were those painted by Mrs. Frank Beall, Mrs. W. E. Gooch, and Miss Nellie Hasie.
Under Cleveland’s reign, Miss Mamie Steinman had been appointed postmistress, and she reigned supreme in P. O. in the corner. Stamps were high: 10 cents for one letter, but there were quite a number who invested.
By this time you became thirsty, and turning to depart, you meet Rebecca at the Well, who insisted that you should take lemonade. Miss Linda Christian was Rebecca; consequently, a large number of the lads were thirsty quite frequently.
With this walk among such a large aggregation of wonders, one was apt to get hungry. The ladies were not unmindful of the wants of the inner man. For upon the stage they had furnished refreshments.

Before leaving the hall to finish up the evening’s entertainment (and your pocket-book), you must try your luck at fishing. Ivan Robinson can tell you more about the fish caught than anybody else. He invested, and now he has certain wearing apparel he does not need yet awhile. Misses Nellie Nash and Etta Barnett were the mermaids of the pond.
This is the entertainment as we saw it. It was a grand success. The proceeds amount to over $300, and undoubtedly was the largest amount of money ever realized from a church fair. The ladies were over six weeks making preparations and the REPUBLICAN is glad to say their efforts were crowned with success.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 15, 1885.
                                                             Episcopal Fair.
Last Wednesday night the ladies of the Episcopal Guild Society held the most successful and enjoyable entertainment of the season, in Highland Hall. For many days the ladies had been making extensive preparations, and the result of their labors was most surprising. Certainly, never before, were so many tasty and beautiful articles of fancy work, art, and culinary skill arranged in so small a space. The principal attractions were the candy booth, presided over by Mrs. R. E. Grubbs and Amy Landes; the Gipsy tent, Miss Grosscup, soothsayer; the fancy booth, with Mrs. F. J. Hess and Miss Ora Farrar; the art booth, Mrs. H. P. Farrar and Mrs. W. E. Gooch controlling; the post office, Miss Mame Steinman, postmistress; and many other things altogether too numerous to mention. The $100 silk, hand-painted quilt was drawn by Mrs. Will V. McConn; the cake was awarded to Dr. S. B. Parsons; the dressing gown to W. E. Gooch, and to all a grand, glorious good time. The net proceeds were something near $200.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
H. P. Farrar, C. A. Howard, J. L. Howard, and C. R. Sipes were here today from Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 18, 1885.
The Johnson Loan and Trust Company have received their charter and Tuesday night the organization was perfected. H. P. Farrar was chosen president; J. L. Huey Vice-president; A. D. Prescott secretary; J. P. Johnson treasurer; and A. B. Johnson general manager. The company will be ready for business May 1st.
Arkansas City Republican, April 18, 1885.
A. B. Johnson, J. L. Huey, and H. P. Farrar, of the Johnson Loan and Trust Company went to St. Louis Wednesday to buy office fixtures for the company. They will be gone several days.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
H. P. Farrar and wife to Wm. L. Krebs, lots 4, 5 and 6, 1-35-3 e, quit claim: $50
Harry P. Farrar and wife to F. J. G. and C. H. Danks, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, blk 127, Arkansas City: $600
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
H. P. Farrar and wife to Robt. Hubbard, lot 17, block 34, Arkansas City, quit claim: $1.00
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
H P Farrar and wife to William R Owen, lots 3 and 4, blk 77, Arkansas City: $10.00
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.
H. P. FARRAR, President
J. L. HUEY, Vice President
A. D. PRESCOTT, Secretary
J. P. JOHNSON, Treasurer
A. B. JOHNSON, General Manager
                                   JOHNSON LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY
                                                       Arkansas City, Kansas
                                                          Capital, $100,000.
                                   Money to loan on improved farms at lowest rates.
                                Call and see us in the Cowley County Bank Building.
Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.
For some time past there has been a lull in the entertainment line. H. P. Farrar, the manager of the opera house, has just secured Simon’s Comedy Company to appear here two nights, June 18 and 18, and then on the 22nd, the comedy “A Cold Day When We Get Left.” Simon’s Comedy Company appeared here awhile back and gave a first-class entertainment.
Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.
                                                                  A Fire.
Thursday afternoon at about 2 p.m., the dreaded alarm of fire was sounded. Smoke was seen issuing from the Fifth Avenue Laundry and here the excited multitude wended its way very quickly. In the course of five minutes, there were 300 persons at the scene of the conflagration. A goodly number came around with hand grenades and buckets. Everybody worked with a will to aid in the extinguishing of the fire, for everybody realized that if the dreaded element got the least headway, our town would go.
Within five feet of the building was another frame building, occupied by C. E. Butterfield as a drug store. It was soon realized that the laundry building was past saving from the flames. Men with axes fell to and hewed it down while other willing hands fastened ropes to it and pulled it out into the street. By thus scattering the debris, the flames were kept down and a liberal supply of water saved the adjoining building.
For a time water had to be packed almost a half a square which kept the flames subdued until the water works were put in operation. Judge Bonsall and Ery Miller with their hand extinguishers did noble service. The flames had gotten too much of a start for the grenades to do much service. The building was very dry and burned like so much tinder. The fire originated from the flue, it is thought, because the smoke was first seen issuing from the roof. No one knows how it commenced. Calef, one of the proprietors of the laundry, was the first to discover it, and he gave the alarm. The clothing which was there to be laundered was all about saved; about 200 collars and cuffs were lost. Nearly all the furniture belonging to Calef & Holden was destroyed. Their loss was about $200. The loss on the building was about $500. It was the property of Maj. Sleeth and H. P. Farrar. No insurance.

This is the first fire Arkansas City has been visited by for a number of years. We were unprepared for it, and if had not been for the excellent services rendered by our citizens, our town would now be in ashes. If the wind had been the least bit strong, nothing the citizens could have done would have saved us. We have no protection under the sun against fire. We have not even an organization by which some system could be adopted in subduing the dreaded element. Everybody was excited and it is ten thousand wonders that someone was not killed or severely injured. We should have an organization at least, by which something could be done without danger to life. The accident will again cause the council to take up the subject of water works. It is hoped by the public in general that they will take steps towards putting in a first class water works, a system that can be depended upon. Neighbors across the way lend a helping hand towards securing a protection against fire.
Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.
Mrs. H. P. Farrar came home from her Iowa visit Wednesday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers, filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
Harry P Farrar and wife to T R Houghton, lot 10, block 31, A. C.: $10
Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.
As per announcement in REPUBLICAN, those interested in the stock trade met in room No. 3 in the Hasie Block last Saturday for the purpose of organizing a live stock exchange. W. M. Snyder was chosen chairman and Frederic Lockley, secretary. After considerable discussion of the benefits of a stock exchange by those present, a motion was made and adopted to appoint a committee on organization and the Chair appointed Geo. E. Hasie, H. P. Farrar, and N. T. Snyder. Amos Walton, Maj. M. S. Hasie, and T. L. Hill were selected as a committee on constitution and by-laws. N. T. Snyder, W. M. Snyder, and Pink Fouts were chosen as a committee on the furnishing of the room. No other business coming before the meeting, it adjourned until Saturday.
                                         First National Bank of Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.
The following are the directors of the First National Bank of Arkansas City: A. B. Johnson, A. D. Prescott, J. P. Johnson, F. W. Farrar, Wm. Sleeth, and H. P. Farrar.
Arkansas City Republican, July 25, 1885.
                                                               THE FIRE.
                          Arkansas City Visited Once Again by the Devouring Flames.
Last Monday night between 11 and 12 o’clock the cry of “fire” rang out upon the still night, and the gentle Kansas zephyrs wafted the sound to the ponderous ears of the REPUBLICAN reporter. Springing from our bed, of down—on the floor—we hastily donned the first article we placed our hands on and started on a dead run for the scene of the conflagration. We were among the first to arrive and we found the St. Louis Restaurant and Grimes & Son’s Drug Store almost enveloped in flames. The fire had gained so much headway that it was impossible to put it out.

The predominating idea was to save Mowry & Sollitt’s brick drug store, and leave the old frame buildings go. In accordance with the view, the hose was turned on the Pickle building while the excited populace attempted to tear down the building occupied by A. G. Heitkam with his tailoring establishment, but the heat from the burning buildings was so excessive that the crowd turned its efforts to tearing out the Diamond Front building.
The fire spread in both directions and in 20 minutes after the origin of the fire, the St. Louis Restaurant, Grimes & Son’s Drug Store, Chas. Bundrem’s Meat Shop, D. L. Means’ Implement House, and O. F. Lang’s Restaurant were in ashes.
By the time the fire had got a good hold on Heitkam’s Tailor Shop, the Diamond Front building had been torn out and the brick drug store was saved.
The nine buildings were burned in about one hour and a quarter. After once getting a start, they went as if they had been saturated with coal oil. They were so dry and old that it is a wonder that the fire was not conveyed across the street by the great heat. The wind hardly stirred and by persistent efforts of everyone, the fire did not get into the brick buildings.
The fire originated in the rear of the St. Louis Restaurant. T. S. Moorhead, who rooms over C. R. Sipes’ Hardware Store across the street, was sitting in the window of his room and saw the flames burst forth from that establishment. Some say the fire originated in the New York Restaurant, but it is a mistake, for when the REPUBLICAN representative arrived on the scene, this building had not caught fire. No one knows positively how the fire started, but the most probable theory advanced is that a tallow candle had been left burning in the St. Louis Restaurant, sitting on a board; and that the candle burned down to the board, setting it on fire. The flames were spread by the melted tallow on the board until they got a good start, and by the time it was discovered, they were past subjection. C. A. Burnett, the proprietor of the restaurant, had gone home, but we are informed that one of the employees was sitting in the business room asleep in a chair.
                                          THE LOSERS AND THEIR LOSSES.
D. L. Means occupied the corner room with an implement stock. He carried a $3,000 stock and had only $1,000 of insurance. James Benedict owned the building and was carrying $500 insurance. His loss is probably in the neighborhood of $500.
The two next buildings were owned by Dr. J. T. Shepard and were occupied by Chas. Bundrem with his meat market and Grimes & Son with their drug stock. The doctor had $800 insurance on his buildings. Chas. Bundrem had $600 on his shop fixtures and Grimes & Son $1,500 on their drug stock. Dr. Shepard’s loss above insurance was about $600, Mr. Bundrem about $300, and Grimes & Son about $1,300.
The building owned by Mrs. Wm. Benedict was insured for $300. Her loss was about $500 above insurance. C. A. Burnett occupied the building with his restaurant stock valued by him at $2,500. His insurance was $1,500.
John Gibson occupied the next room with his barber shop; he was insured for $350. He saved about half of his fixtures.
The next building was owned by S. B. Pickle and was not insured. O. P. Lang occupied it with his New York Restaurant stock. Mr. Lang carried $500 insurance and his loss was $500 above that amount.
The next was the barber shop of Frank Perryman. He saved all of his goods.
The building occupied by A. G. Heitkam was owned by J. H. Sherburne and was not insured. Mr. Heitkam carried $800 insurance on his own stock. His loss was about $400.

Next and last was the Diamond Front, owned by Kroenert & Austin. They carried insurance to the sum of $1,000 on the building and grocery stock. Their loss above insurance was $2,000.
Ivan Robinson’s coal scales burned. Loss $200; no insurance.
D. L. Means has resumed business. He is now located in the first building west of his former Shabby Front. See his ad upon the inside of the REPUBLICAN.
Arkansas City Coal Company have commenced business again. Its office is one block west, where it was located before the fire.
Chas. Bundrem will open his meat market as soon as he can obtain a room.
C. A. Burnett will not open his restaurant again for awhile.
John Gibson will commence barbering as soon as he can get a room.
A. G. Heitkam will be on deck in a few days. He is busy hunting for a room.
Kroenert & Austin removed the stock saved from the burned Diamond Front to the skating rink room. This firm is fortunate in having two stores in operation. They can go right on and supply their trade without any hesitancy.
Some of the lot owners of the burnt district talk of re-building.
The crowd was bubbling over from excitement. Several parties fastened ropes to the Stedman Building and were pulling it to pieces, but were stopped by some clearheaded individual.
Ery Miller and C. Mead did good work with the hose in staying the flames.
Grimes & Son’s statements were destroyed. We feel sorry for Judge Gans’ pocket book this month.
Dave Beatty rushed into his meat shop, rolled out the meat blocks, pitched the scales out in the street, carried his ice from the refrigerator into the street, removed his stock of meat to across the canal, and then carried them all back the next morning. Probably Dave was the most excited man in town unless it was H. P. Farrar, who attached a rope to a maple tree and was trying to pull it out by the roots. He did not succeed.
Charley Hilliard saved an armful of broken ball bats.
Frank Hess had about $6,000 worth of insurance in the “burnt district.” Snyder & Hutchison about $2,000; Meigs & Nelson, $850; Collins & Perry, $1,000; and J. L. Howard, $400.
We frequently hear those non-excitable people telling just how they could have put out the fire, but they took good care to stand off at a safe distance while the fire was raging. It was the excitable people who did the effective work.
Now is a good time to talk a system of water works. If we must have fires, we must have something to fight them with.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Harry P Farrar et ux to John W Ware et al, lots 27, 28, blk 29, A. C.: $100
H P Farrar to Geo W Miller et al, lot 10, blk 80, A. C.: $3,000
Arkansas City Republican, August 1, 1885.

This week the Johnson Loan and Trust Company change their ad. Read it and then call at the office and interview the affable A. D. Prescott. This company gives superior inducements to money borrowers.
H. P. Farrar, Pres.
J. L. Huey, Vice-Pres.
A. D. Prescott, Sec.
J. P. Johnson, Treas.
A. B. Johnson, Gen. Manager.
                                   JOHNSON LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY
                                                      Arkansas City, Kansas.
                                                          Capital, $100,000.
                               Money to Loan on improved farms at the lowest rates.
                                            We Loan our own Money. No delay.
                     Money furnished as soon as property and title are found satisfactory.
All business pertaining to making or paying off a Loan transacted at our office in the First National Bank Building.
Arkansas City Republican, August 1, 1885.
Fourteen ladies took advantage of the beautiful moonlight Monday evening to go buggy-riding. The party was composed of Mrs. J. H. Hilliard, Miss Grace Bridwell, Mrs. John Kroenert, Mrs. H. O. Nicholson, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mrs. Wm. Benedict, Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mrs. Chas. Schiffbauer, Mrs. Lilian Carney, Mrs. R. E. Grubbs, Mrs. H. H. Perry, Mrs. A. J. Chapel, Mrs. J. Landes, Mrs. Isaac Ochs, and Mrs. J. O. Campbell. These jovial ladies drove some six miles up the Winfield road, returning at about 9:30 p.m. On arriving in the city, they came up Summit Street in one grand procession as far as Hamilton & Pentecost’s Restaurant, where the command was given to halt and refreshments were served. They departed for home after fulfilling the maxim of “eating, drinking, and being merry.”
Arkansas City Republican, August 15, 1885.
H. P. Farrar informs a REPUBLICAN representative that the First National Bank will erect an addition to their building at the rear, making it extend from Summit Street to the alley west, this fall or in the early spring.
                                                 FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.
W. M. SLEETH, President.     ESTABLISHED 1872.     H. P. Farrar, Cashier.
                             FIRST NATIONAL BANK, -OF ARKANSAS CITY-
                                (SUCCESSOR TO COWLEY COUNTY BANK.)
                                              YOUR BUSINESS SOLICITED.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Chas H Holloway et ux to Harry P Farrar, hf lot 19 blk 81, A C: $750
                                    Trial Docket Cowley County District Court,
                                  September Term, 1885, Commencing Sept. 1st.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
                                                          CIVIL DOCKET.
2053. C M Scott vs H P Farrar et al. Mitchell & Swarts for plaintiff; A. J. Pyburn for defendant.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 29, 1885.
                                                  Our New Business Blocks.
The Johnson Loan and Trust Co., Maj. Sleeth, and H. P. Farrar will put up two business blocks next spring.
Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.
                                                  108. Farrar, H. P. Residence.
                                                     122. First National Bank.
Arkansas City Republican, September 12, 1885.
LOST. A pure Maltese kitten about half grown, with pink ribbon around neck. Finder of the same will please return it to the residence of Mrs. H. P. Farrar.
Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hilliard were surprised by a very pleasant party last evening. They were spending the evening very pleasantly with Mr. and Mrs. Powell and Miss Laura King, relations of Mrs. Hilliard, from Chicago, when the party took them by storm. Those invited were Messrs. Philip Snyder, Will Daniels, Chas. Mead, Herman Wycoff, Charlie Chapel; Misses Mollie and Linda Christian, Clark and Cora Thompson, Jessie Miller, Lucy Walton, Fannie Cunningham, Minnie Stewart; Mrs. Fred Miller, Mrs. Gooch; Mr. and Mrs. Capt. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Topliff, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Worthley, Mr. and Mrs. Ayres, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Grubbs, Mr. and Mrs. Landes, Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Matlack, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Searing, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Cunningham, and Mr. and Mrs. Wyckoff.
Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.
Miss Gertrude Fowler, of Iowa, is visiting at the residence of H. P. Farrar.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
H. P. Farrar filed a case in the District Court on Friday against V. M. Ayres to recover $5,100 on three promissory notes.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 14, 1885.
Henry [Harry] P. Farrar returned yesterday from Kansas City.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 14, 1885.
We present the statement of the First National Bank of this city, which is eminently satisfactory as showing a sound financial standing. Loans and discounts constitute the largest items in the enumeration of resources, as they are also the source of the most liberal profit, and this branch of the business being conducted with the most scrupulous care and ample security obtained, no risk affecting the safety of the bank is incurred. A bank failure is a public disaster, and it is a cause of general satisfaction that this institution is in the hands of discreet and experienced men, and that its business is so healthy and profitable.

                             STATEMENT -OF THE- FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Loans and discounts: $168,452.72
Overdrafts: $867.80
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation: $12,500.00
Due from approved reserve agents: $30,937.57
Due from other National Banks: $7,773.16
Due from state banks & bankers: $9,982.98
Current expenses and taxes paid: $1,033.75
Premiums paid: $2,734.37
Checks and other cash items: $8,092.61
Bills of other banks: $10,364.00
Fractional paper currency, nickels and pennies: $113.90
Special: $7,964.25
Legal tender notes: $6,000.00
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer (5 percent of circulation): $562.50
Due from treasurer, other than 5 percent redemption fund: $194.03
                                           TOTAL RESOURCES: $267,473.64
Capital stock paid in: $50,000.00
Undivided profits: $5,047.55
National bank notes outstanding: $11,250.00
Individual deposits subject to check: $120,443.31
Time certificates of deposit: $69,687l.45
Cashier’s checks outstanding: $261.00
Due to other National Banks: $319.92
Due to state banks and bankers: $1,469.41
                                            TOTAL LIABILITIES: $267,473.64
STATE OF KANSAS, Cowley County. ss.
I, H. P. Farrar, cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. H. P. FARRAR, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of October, 1885.
                                          FRANK C. DEERING, Notary Public.
Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.
H. P. Farrar went to Kansas City the first of the week on business.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.

J P Farrar et ux to Harry P Farrar, hf lot 1 in 1-85-3, lot 4, 6-35-4e, lot 5, blk 54, A C, q-c: $200.
Winfield Courier, December 3, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Charles H Holloway et ux to Harry P Farrar, lot 19, blk 81, A. C.: $500
Harry P Farrar et ux to Theodore Fairclo, ½ lot 19, blk 81, A. C.: $500
Harry P Farrar et ux to John L Huston, lot 28, blk 133, A. C.: $100
            The Grist in Waiting for the December, 1885, Term of the District Court,
                                                Beginning Tuesday, the 15th.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
               C M Scott vs H P Farrar et al, Mitchell & Swarts pros; A J Pyburn defense.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. EIGHTH DAY.
                H P Farrar vs V M Ayres et al, A J Pyburn pros; Hackney & Asp defense.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 23, 1885.
                                                       Knights of Pythias Ball.
The anniversary ball given by the Knights of Pythias in Highland Hall on Friday evening was, as the Winfield Courier characterizes it, “a grand affair.” The committees to whom the preparations for the festivity were assigned, determined to make it the social event of the season, and they spared neither money nor labor in carrying out their ends. Invitations were sent to acceptable citizens in this city, Winfield, and other parts of the county, and so hearty was the response to the call that 115 tickets were readily sold. Ten couples and a few odd bachelors came in from Winfield on a special train, and the orchestra came down from Wichita. By 9 o’clock fully 100 couples were on the floor, many of the ladies dressed in elegant costumes and their beaux attired in conventional style. The orchestra discoursed music from the stage; and parlor games, such as cribbage and chess, were provided for those who were tired of the light fantastic. The arrangements of the ball were admirable, no pains being spared to secure the enjoyment of every participant.
The reception committee—Messrs. Landes, Huey, H. P. Farrar, Pyburn, George, and Balyeat—performed their duties with assiduity and grace; and the floor managers were equally efficient in their supervision.
Dancing was kept up till 11 o’clock with interest and animation, when a portion of the company withdrew to partake of supper at the Leland Hotel. In preparing the banquet Mine Host Perry displayed his customary liberality and taste as a caterer; but the dining hall being inadequate to provide for so large a company, the guests were entertained in divisions. This broke into the dance arrangements, and the interruption was continued for several hours.
About seventy persons sat down to the first tables, which were bountifully supplied with every delicacy, and the table service was perfect. These guests, satisfied, returned to the ball room, and a second relay filled the dining hall. When they had partaken their meal, the tables were again set for a third company. The supper thus eaten in detail consumed nearly three hours, and the program was abandoned, miscellaneous dances being substituted. But this no way marred the enjoyment of the company.

The revelry was kept up to the wee sma’ hours, and when the company finally broke up, all admitted that the enjoyment of the night was unalloyed and long to be remembered. The Winfield folks returned home at 3 o’clock on a special train over the Kansas City & Southwestern road, and our own citizens repaired to their several abodes. The anniversary hall was a gratifying success, and the Knights of Pythias have won honor for the handsome and successful manner in which they carried it through.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 5, 1885.
                                                      Stockholder’s Meeting.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Maine Cattle Company for the election of directors will be held at the First National Bank, Tuesday, January 5th, 1886, at 7 o’clock p.m. H. P. FARRAR, Sec.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 5, 1885.
                                                      Stockholder’s Meeting.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Commercial Building Association, for the election of directors, will be held at the First National Bank Thursday, January 7th, 1886, at 8 o’clock p.m. H. P. FARRAR, Sec.
Arkansas City Republican, December 5, 1885.
Stockholders’ Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Highland Hall company for the election of officers, will be held at the First National Bank, Tuesday, January 6th, 1886, at 8 o’clock p.m. H. P. FARRAR, Sec.
Arkansas City Republican, December 12, 1885.
N. U. Hinkley, of Portland, Maine, is visiting in the city, the guest of H. P. Farrar and his other numerous Maine friends.
                                                 SOCIETY MOVEMENTS.
                                        The K. P. Ball at A. C. a Grand Affair.
                       Winfield and The Terminus Mingle.—The Frigidity Broken.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
For years past there has been a considerable frigidity between Winfield and Arkansas City society. Why this was, couldn’t be explained. Invitations to social events of note passed back and forth, but fell on the desert air. The ice had got to be a foot thick. It is now broken: completely melted, on the part of Winfield. Friday night did it. It was the occasion of a ball and banquet by the Knights of Pythias, of Arkansas City. This Lodge is composed of many of the Terminus’ most prominent men. A grand affair was assured. A number of Winfield’s young folks determined to participate, in answer to hearty invitations. A very happy and mutually agreeable party was made up, as follows.
Mrs. Riddell and Misses Julia Smith, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Sadie French, Jennie Lowry, Emma Strong, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, and Anna Hunt; Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, E. B. Wingate, Willis A. Ritchie, Wm. D. Carey, Tom J. Eaton, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Byron Rudolph, P. H. Albright, George Jennings, Eli Youngheim, and THE COURIER scribe. They went down on the K. C. & S. W., arriving at 7 o’clock, and were handsomely received. This ball and banquet was the biggest social event in Arkansas City’s history. The entire management was perfect under the careful attention of—
Executive committee: A. Mowry, G. W. Miller, and Geo. S. Howard.

Reception committee: John Landes, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, A. J. Pyburn, S. F. George, and F. E. Balyeat.
Floor managers: C. C. Sollitt, F. W. Farrar, T. B. Hutchison, Thos. Vanfleet, and W. E. Moore.
Over a hundred couples of the best people of Arkansas City participated—its youth, beauty, and vivacity. Many of the ladies appeared in elegant costume. The music was furnished by the Wichita Orchestra. The Winfield folks were made perfectly at home and given every attention. Our girls “shook” the Queen City fellows for the handsome ones of the Terminus, and our boys put in the time admirably under the charming presence of the A. C. girls. It was a hearty mingling that made many agreeable acquaintances and completely broke the distant feeling heretofore existing socially between the two cities. The Terminus certainly shows enticing sociability—a circle of handsome, stylish, and genial people, whom the Winfield folks are most happy to have met on this occasion. The banquet, set by H. H. Perry, mine host of the Leland, was fit to tickle the palate of kings—everything that modern culinary art could devise. At 3 o’clock the “hub” folks boarded a special train on the K. C. & S. W., which the managers of that road had kindly furnished for the convenience of the visitors, and were soon landed at home, in the sweet realization of having spent one of the most enjoyable nights of their lives. A jollier crowd of young folks than went down from here would be exceedingly hard to find. The got all the enjoyment there was in it. The A. C. people were delighted with the visit and expressed a warm desire and determination to return the compliment at the first opportunity. This is the inauguration of a new social feeling between the two towns.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.
The second quarterly official statement of the First National Bank appears in this issue. It is a remarkable showing, exhibiting forcibly the popularity of this bank. It exhibits individual deposits of $200,950.15, a record worthy the pride of the First National folks.
                                  Report of the Condition of the First National Bank
                                          at Arkansas City, in the State of Kansas,
                                     at the Close of Business, December 24, 1885.
Loans and discounts: $477,924.78
Overdrafts: $1,585.03
U. S. Bonds to secure deposits: $12,500.00
Due from approved reserve agents: $41,733.39
Due from other National Banks: $6,747.30
Due from State Banks and Bankers: $6,791.19
Current expenses and taxes paid: $2,445.76
Premiums paid: $2,700.00
Checks and other cash items: $1,095.91
Bills of other Banks: $4,945.00
Fractional paper currency, nickels and pennies: $101.91
Specie: $5,768.20
Legal tender notes: $6,660.00
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer (5 percent of Circulation): $562.50

Due from U. S. Treasurer, other than 5 percent of Redemption fund: $927.00
                                           TOTAL RESOURCES: $272,484.97
Capital stock paid in: $50,000.00
Undivided profits: $10,274.82
National Bank notes outstanding: $11,250.00
Individual deposits subject to check: $111,559.04
Time certificates of deposit: $83,371.15
Cashier’s checks outstanding: $3,987.90
Due to other National Banks: $1,046.04
Due to State Banks and Bankers: $996.02
                                            TOTAL LIABILITIES: $272,484.97
State of Kansas, County of Cowley, ss:
I, H. P. Farrar, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. H. P. FARRAR, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30 day of Dec., 1885.
                                          FRANK C. DEERING, Notary Public.
Commission expires June 1, 1889.
J. P. JOHNSON,       Directors.
Excerpt from a lengthy report...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.
                                         REPORT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD.
Statement of the amount of orders issued, to whom issued, and for what purpose issued, on the bond funds for the building of the Central or Stone School Building, between June 24, 1884, and December 19, 1884; and orders issued to teachers from October 1, 1884, to June 3, 1885. Also, amount orders issued on the Incidental fund from July 10, 1884, to June 3, 1885. This is the best the present board can do. Not having any receipts recorded on the district clerk books, drawn from the county treasurer, we can give nothing but the one side.
                             AMOUNT OF ORDERS ISSUED JANUARY 8, 1886.
Nov. 26, 1884     H. P. Farrar               1½ month’s rent on house:                $75.00
Feb. 11, 1885      H. P. Farrar,               cash, interest on teacher’s Orders:       $45.00
Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.
                                                 Death of Mrs. Mary Sleeth.
DIED. Mrs. Mary Sleeth, wife of W. M. Sleeth, died Tuesday morning at 7 o’clock. The deceased had been ailing for 18 months past from that dreaded disease of consumption. Several weeks ago her husband removed her to Cleveland, Ohio, for medical treatment, and it has been only about two weeks since her return home. She was very feeble then, but was better than when she went east. Only the latter part of last week was she taken to her bed, and her demise was more sudden than expected by her friends and relatives.

The pall bearers were Drs. Reed and Shepard, T. V. McConn, A. C. Gould, H. P. Farrar, and Peter Pearson.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 27, 1886.
Sealed proposals endorsed “Proposals for improving Fifth Avenue,” will be received by the undersigned until 4 o’clock on Tuesday, February 2, for grading Fifth Avenue and bridging the canal at the intersection of said avenue, according to plans on file at the First National Bank. Bids must be accompanied by a guaranty of two responsible parties that if contract is awarded the bidder, he will enter into contract in ten days with sufficient bond for its fulfillment. C. H. SEARING, S. MATLACK,  H. P. FARRAR. Committee.
Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.
Stockholders Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Commercial Building Association, for the election of directors, will be held at the First National Bank Thursday, March 4, 1886, at 8 o’clock p.m. H. P. FARRAR, Secretary.
Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.
H. P. Farrar and A. B. Johnson went over into the east part of the state Thursday in the interest of the Johnson Loan & Trust Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds.
Celia H Farrar and husband to F W Farrar, lot 4, blk 54 A. C.: $100
Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.
                                                            The Stand-Pipe.
Mr. Plate, the president of the Inter-State Gas Company, is in town this week in answer to a notification from the city clerk that the council desired to reconsider the location of the stand-pipe. There was a called meeting of the council Wednesday evening, all members present. The object of the meeting was stated by the chairman and discussion invited. Mr. Plate endeavored to show that the stand-pipe at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Summit Street would be no obstruction, as there would be room enough for two wagons to pass on either side; that it would be built on the best foundation making it perfectly safe, and that, as his drawings showed, it would be artistically built. He also stated that the pumping would be easier if there was no turn in the feed-pipe. He asked that a remonstrance be read or that some arguments be advanced proving that it should not go where located.
After some discussion, Mr. Hill’s motion was carried that a committee of seven citizens be appointed to meet Mr. Plate the next day and try and determine the best location for the pipe. The committee consisted of C. R. Sipes, Maj. Hasie, Geo. Frick, H. Godehard, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, and C. D. Burroughs.
Thursday was spent by the committee and Mr. Plate in a fruitless attempt to have the location of the stand-pipe changed, but nothing was accomplished, only to condemn its present location.

In the evening the council met as adjourned. Mr. Plate opened the discussion by stating his failure to accomplish anything with the committee. They simply did not want it on its present site, but did not suggest any other. Although he did not want to antagonize the citizens, he had taken legal advice and claimed he could, under the circumstances, hold the present site. He would consent, however, to either of the intersections directly west or would purchase a vacant lot if insured from injunction and damages by private individuals in the vicinity.
Mr. Davis thought the company was persecuted and would aid in purchasing a site. Mr. Hill offered the company $50 toward buying a location and $2,000 for their franchise. Mr. Hight spoke in favor of the present site. Mr. Dunn said he had voted for the present site, but that he had found great opposition from his constituents, which was reason enough that he was wrong, but did not want to vote to reconsider, preferring to let the matter rest without further action, believing that the company could not afford to antagonize the citizens and would purchase a location.
After several irregular motions were withdrawn, a motion to reconsider was made and under the roll call stood: Ayes—Hill, Dunn, Prescott, and Dean; Nays—Thompson, Bailey, Hight, and Davis. The mayor declared the motion just and the matter now stands as it was.
Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.
                                                        The Cracker Factory.
Thursday Geo. W. Cunningham and L. B. Davidson received the charter for the Arkansas City cracker factory. The capital stock is $20,000. The directors are L. B. Davidson, of New York; James L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, G. W. Cunningham, N. T. Snyder, and F. J. Hess. The stock is all subscribed and the company is now looking up a building site. It proposes to erect a building suitable for the business and place the machinery in and commence operations as soon as possible. Mr. Davidson is an experienced cracker manufacturer and will have charge of the factory. He will go east Monday to make the necessary purchases of machinery and also to remove his family here. Thus does Arkansas City’s great boom go on.
Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.
MARRIED. Married at the residence of H. P. Farrar, Edmond G. Gray and Miss Gertrude Fowler, at 1 p.m., by Rev. S. B. Fleming. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a few invited guests. The new couple left on the afternoon train for Winfield, where they will commence housekeeping. The REPUBLICAN extends congratulations. May they live long and happily.
Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.
H. P. Farrar returned Tuesday from a trip to Chicago.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.
Ed. Gray and wife came to town on Saturday, and spent Sunday at the home of H. P. Farrar.
Arkansas City Republican, May 15, 1886.
                                                  The Land Slides of the Week.
H. P. Farrar and Maj. Sleeth sold their two business lots on west Fifth Avenue for $3,500 to E. J. Coleman, of Wichita. Mr. Coleman is a wealthy cattleman.
Arkansas City Republican, May 22, 1886.
                                     Real Estate Transfers of Monday and Tuesday.
                                                       MEIGS & NELSON.
D. G. Wetmore to H. P. Farrar, 45 acres, $10,000.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
A. D. Prescott, A. B. Johnson, Geo. Howard, and H. P. Farrar visited Maple City Sunday.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 5, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
Mrs. Sarah Prescott has purchased a resident lot of H. P. Farrar. The consideration was $200.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 26, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
The trial of Brubaker for cruelty to animals before Judge Kreamer has ended. It went to the jury last evening. They were out until midnight and agreed to disagree. The court dismissed the jury and the prisoner. This is the second time the jury agreed to disagree in this case. It was composed of A. D. Prescott, A. D. Hawk, H. P. Farrar, John Ware, S. B. Adams, Geo. W. Spruill, G. W. Herbert, Thos. Kimmell, M. S. Hasie, O. F. Lang, Calvin Dean, and J. C. Topliff.
Arkansas City Republican, June 26, 1886.
The following is a list of transfers made by Howe & Drury, in the town of Maple City, June 19, 1886.
H. P. Farrar, lots 1, 2, 21, 22, block 2. $80.00
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 10, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
                  ELECTION TO TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1886.
Not clear whether this H. P. or F. W. Farrar...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 27, 1886.
No addition to the city that has been placed upon the market has boomed like lots in Bittle. Only a few days since this addition was placed on the market, and now nearly every lot has been sold, and many two and three times. This morning J. L. Howard & Co., real estate agents, sold 25 lots to Messrs. Farrar, Prescott, Beall, and Lambert for $2,400. In the past 10 days 46 lots have been sold; the consideration was $4,500. Although many of the desirable lots have been sold, there still remain quite a number. Now is your opportunity to invest in real estate.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 11, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
H. P. Farrar left this afternoon for a trip to Kansas City. He will return Sunday.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 18, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Farrar leave in the morning for a visit at Boston, New York, and cities in Maine.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.
Mrs. E. D. Eddy and Mrs. H. P. Farrar left town last week to enjoy a visit with their friends in Maine.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 9, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.

Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Farrar returned last evening from their visit back in Maine.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.
Harry Farrar and wife returned home from their eastern trip last Wednesday.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 16, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
H. P. Farrar went to Chicago on the 5 o’clock train. He will be gone a week.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 23, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
H. P. Farrar came in this morning from Chicago, where he had been on a week’s visit.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 27, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Farrar and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Nelson visited Wichita today.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Stockholders’ Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Highland Hall Company for the election of directors will be held at the First National Bank, Tuesday, the 4th day of January, 1887, at 7 o’clock p.m. H. P. FARRAR, Secretary.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Stockholders’ Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Maine Cattle Company for the election of directors will be held at the First National Bank on Tuesday, the 4th day of January, 1887, at 8 o’clock p.m. H. P. FARRAR, Secretary.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Stockholders’ Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank of Arkansas City, for the election of directors, will be held at their banking rooms on Tuesday, the 4th day of January, 1887, at 10 o’clock a.m. H. P. FARRAR, Cashier.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Stockholders’ Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Commercial Building Association for the election of directors will be held at the First National Bank on Thursday, the 6th day of January, 1887, at 7 o’clock p.m. H. P. FARRAR, Secretary.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 15, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
The ladies of the city who were interested in the founding of a benevolent society for home work, met yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. H. P. Farrar and organized. Mrs. C. H. Searing was chosen president; Mesdames J. P. Witt, Wm. Jenkins, N. T. Snyder, E. F. Shindel, W. H. Cline, A. D. Prescott, and J. O. Campbell were made vice-presidents; Mrs. H. P. Farrar, secretary; and Mrs. S. B. Fleming, treasurer. The society adopted the name of “The King’s Daughters,” and now that the organization is perfected it is ready for action. The intentions of the society are for the relief of the poor and needy of the city. The basement in the Topliff block, beneath Mr. Davidson’s dry goods store, will be open every Tuesday afternoon to receive clothing, etc., from charitably inclined citizens. The King’s Daughters will take charge of the clothing and distribute it to the distressed. The society has its next meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the residence of Mrs. N. T. Snyder. Everyone invited.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 29, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Mrs. C. H. Searing and Mrs. H. P. Farrar, the president and the secretary of the benevolent society, the King’s Daughters, of this city, visited the county poor farm and buildings at Winfield yesterday. The King’s Daughters are doing noble work for the poor of this city.

[Note: Celia H. Farrar was the name of Mrs. Harry Pearce Farrar.]
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
The King’s Daughters desire to extend a card of thanks to the Equal Suffrage Association of this city, for a donation of thirty-four dollars and twenty cents.
                                               CELIA H. FARRAR, Secretary.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 26, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
$6,800 worth of lots changed hands this morning in T. H. McLaughlin’s second addition.
H. O. Meigs and H. P. Farrar were the purchasers.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 19, 1887.
                                   THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NO. 3360.
                                                        WM. SLEETH, Pres.
                                                  CALVIN DEAN, Vice-Pres.
                                                     H. P. FARRAR, Cashier.
                                                F. W. FARRAR, Asst. Cashier.
                                               PAID UP CAPITAL: $125,000.
                                                        SURPLUS: $15,000.
                                             UNDIVIDED PROFITS: $10,000.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 19, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Maj. C. H. Searing sold yesterday to A. B. Johnson, J. P. Johnson, and H. P. Farrar four of his lots fronting on 5th Avenue for $16,000. He reserves an interest in them. The Major owned six lots at the corner of 9th Street and 5th Avenue, which, owing to the grand growth of our city, have become too valuable as resident property. He will remove his residence to his two remaining lots. He has already let the contract for the excavation of his cellar. This syndicate will begin the erection of a business block on two of their lots very shortly. It will be 50 x 100 feet and two stories high. John Love, who owns the property just east, will also build a business block of like proportions at the same time. Fifth Avenue is booming.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 26, 1887. From Saturday’s Daily.
                                                Materializing—The New Hotel.
Last evening in the rooms of the Business Men’s Club, the stockholders of the new hotel convened. The meeting was called to order and Maj. L. E. Woodin chosen chairman; J. O. Campbell, secretary. The committee reported that stock to the amount of $100,000 had been subscribed and the enterprise was thoroughly talked over. Seven directors were chosen for the first year as follows: J. B. Quigley, P. Schiffbauer, J. O. Johnson, A. D. Prescott, and H. P. Farrar. The sense of the meeting was to file their charter immediately and to begin work of construction and push it. The name is the “Inter-Ocean Hotel Co.,” and as stated above, the capital stock is $100,000, to be all paid up and put in the building. The site consists of seven lots at the corner of 8th Street and 4th Avenue. The building will be 132 x 150 feet and four stories high above basement. When completed the “Inter-Ocean Hotel” will eclipse any in the west.


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